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Course Number: AFRAM 2 
Black Economics
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Concentration on those areas of the U.S. economy that affect African Americans the most: Economic contributions of slave labor; the connection between race, gender and wages, Black entrepreneurs, philosophies of economic empowerment, globalization, and a critical examination of capitalism and socialism from an African centered perspective. 2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU GE area D, IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 3
Ghana: Pan African Thought and the Africa’s Liberations Struggle for Africa’s Liberations
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Description: Study of Pan African thought and world-wide African unity: Pan African ideas and movements with a Focus on Kwame Nkrumah and Ghana’s independence; Particular attention on the history, culture, and current conditions of the people of Ghana. 2203.00
AA/AS area 2,5; CSU GE area D, IGETC Area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 4
The Black Panther Party: Strategies on Organizing the People
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Description: In-depth examination of the Black Panther Party: Origins, philosophy, leaders, organizing strategies, community programs, FBI surveillance, and long term impact. 2203.00
CSU;  AAGE – areas 2 & 5; CSU GE – area D

 

Course Number: AFRAM 5
The African American Family in the United States
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History related to the formation of the black family: From slavery to current debates about the structure of black families. Examination of effects of larger demographic, political and social changes on African American families.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 8
African-American Politics
Units: 3-4
Class:  3-4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Analysis and understanding of major trends and developments in the politics of African-Americans: Emphasis on African-American politicians within the two-party system.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 10
Sociology of African-Americans
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Sociological analysis of African-American society in the United States: Political, economic, religious, and judicial systems as they affect African-Americans; emphasis on recent African-American socio-political movements.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 12
Psychology of African-Americans 
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of psychology as they relate to the African- American community: Selected social problems such as prejudice and desegregation, racial conflict, and deviancy in the community from an African- American perspective.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC  area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 13
Ethnic Perceptions in the Mass Media
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Comm 13. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Comm 13.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Role of mass media in perceptions of race and culture: Social and psychological development of ethnic perceptions. 2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D, IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 14A
Social Psychology: African-American Male/ Female Relationships 
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and application of psychosociological concepts and research techniques exploring the dynamics of African-American male-female relationships.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 14B
Social Psychology: African-American Male/ Female Relationships
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of psychology of male-female communications with analysis of interpersonal phenomena.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 16
The Prison Industrial Complex: African American Incarceration
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Overview of criminal justice system and the growth of the prison industrial complex in the United States as it affects the African American community including: Arrest, trial, sentencing, incarceration and private industry profits. 2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 18
African Heritage of Latin America
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture  (GR)
Description: Survey of the influence of African people throughout Latin America: Culture; music, language, religion and dance examination of slavery, colonialism, resistance and independence movements in the region. 2203.00
CSU & UC; AAGE- areas 2 & 3; CSU GE- areas C2 & D; IGETC- areas 3B & 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 19
Racism in the United States
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as ASAME 19, M/LAT 6, and NATAM 19. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ASAME 19, M/LAT 6, or NATAM 19.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Exploration of the development of modern racism in the United States: Economic, socio-cultural, and psychological implications; and resistances to its effects from African-American, Asian-American, Mexican and Latin-American and Native American perspectives.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 25
Classical African Civilizations
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History, development, and contributions of classical African civilizations of the Nile River Valley (Kush, Nubia, Egypt): Examination of the scientific contributions, social and political structures, religious philosophies, artistic techniques, and technological innovations that these civilizations have made to world culture and history from 4,000 BCE to 30 BCE.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 3; CSU area C2, D; IGETC area 3B, 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 27
Afro-Caribbean History, Politics and Culture
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Historical, economic, and cultural development of the Caribbean from Native American occupation and colonization by European nations to the struggle for sovereignty: Transformation of the region by the introduction of large-scale production in agriculture and the arrival of enslaved Africans, impact of African culture and resistance to slavery and European domination by blacks in the region, different paths to economic development in the post-emancipation years, and the role of U.S. foreign policy in the twentieth century. 2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 3; CSU area C2, D; IGETC area 3B, 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 30
African-American History: Africa to 1865
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Also offered as Hist 50. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Hist 50.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of the experience of African-Americans from their origins to the end of the Civil War: Emphasis on political, social and cultural developments, and change.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area C2, D; IGETC area 3B, 4: CSU American Institutions, Group 1

 

Course Number: AFRAM 31
African-American History: 1865-1945
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Hist 51. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Hist 51.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of the experience of African-Americans in the United States from 1865 to 1945: Emphasis on Black Reconstruction, African-American nationalism, racism, and the impact of the Depression and World War II.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area C2, D; IGETC area 3B, 4; CSU American Institutions, Group 1

 

Course Number: AFRAM 32
African-American History: 1945 to Present
Units: 3-4
Class:  3-4 hours lecture (GR)
Also offered as Hist 52. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Hist 52.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of the experience of African-Americans in the United States from 1945 to the present: Emphasis on the Civil Rights movement and other contemporary issues.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area C2, D; IGETC area 3B, 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 33
The Roots of African-American Culture
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Historical dimensions of the African-American experience: Emphasis on formation of a distinctive African-American culture. 2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 38
Environmental Racism and Justice
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envmt 12. Not open for credit to student who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envmt 12.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: American and global environmental policy and ethics concentrating on their impact on minorities and people of color: Unequal environmental protection; the politics of pollution, race and waste dumping; and the intersection of the Civil Rights and Environmental Justice Movements with an emphasis on civil rights, social justice, white supremacy, and the impact of the Environmental Movement on people of color.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4; UCB American Cultures

 

Course Number: AFRAM 39
Black World Films
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC (pending)
Description: Examination of the image of African Americans in Hollywood films past and present: African-centered analysis for evaluating movies, which expands our understanding of Black film makers in Africa and the Western world including the Caribbean and South America.  2203.01
AA/AS area 3; CSU GE area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

Course Number: AFRAM 41
African-American Writers (Fiction) 
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: African-American fiction writers: Emphasis on the African-American novelist and playwright; analysis of the development of each genre and the themes used. 2203.01
AA/AS area 3, 4d, 5; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

Course Number: AFRAM 42
African-American Writers (Non-Fiction)
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: African-American nonfiction writers: Emphasis on essays, autobiographies, and biographies.  2203.01
AA/AS area 3, 4d, 5; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

Course Number: AFRAM 43
African-American Writers (Poetry)
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: African-American poets (past and present): Emphasis on interpretation of ideas in poetry from the African- American perspective; creative writing required.  2203.01
AA/AS area 3, 4d, 5; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

Course Number: AFRAM 45
Religion and the African-American Church in America
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Also offered as Human 45. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Human 45.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey and analysis of the role of the church in the African-American community: Impact on social, political, economic, and psychological development of African-Americans.  2203.01
AA/AS area 2, 3, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: AFRAM 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in African-American Studies
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  2203.01

 

Course Number: AFRAM 49
Independent Study in African-American Studies
Units: .5-5
Class:  (GR)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study.  2203.01

 

Course Number: AFRAM 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in African-American Studies
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  2203.01