YOU ARE HERE: HomeCoursesAfricana Studies

AFR 100 - African Art and Culture

Description: History of African Art, from antiquity to present, in relation to the cultures which produced the art. Examination of representative African forms. West, East, and Central Africa. Introduction to historic African crafts, costume, and music. SUNY GEN ED-GART, GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 110 - African American Dance Ensemble, Rehearsal and Performance

Description: (Dual listed with DAN 117) This is the first course in the AFR 110- AFR 111 sequence. Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Dance Ensemble Productions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 111 - African American Dance Ensemble, Rehearsal and Performance

Description: (Dual listed with DAN 118) This is the second course in the AFR 110- AFR 111 sequence. Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Dance Ensemble Productions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 112 - A Survey of the Art of African American Dancers and Choreographers

Description: (Dual listed with DAN 125) An introduction to the contributions of African American creative and performing artists to the development of social and theatrical dance in America. Classroom demonstrations by representative artists and field trips to dance concerts are part of the curriculum. SUNY GEN ED GHUM, GART; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 113 - African American Dance Ensemble, Rehearsal and Performance

Description: (Dual listed with DAN 217) This is the first course in the AFR 113 - AFR 114 sequence. Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Dance Ensemble productions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 114 - African American Dance Ensemble, Rehearsal and Performance

Description: (Dual listed with DAN 218) This is the second course in the AFR 113 - AFR 114 sequence. Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Dance Ensemble productions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 130 - African American Literature I

Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102 or ENG 109

Description: (Dual listed with ENG 207) This course covers development of African American literature from early slave narratives and folklore following the advent of the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the Revolutionary, pre- and post-Civil War periods, to the major literary flowering of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. Writing is an integral component of the course. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, LIT, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 131 - African American Literature II

Prerequisites: AFR 130 or ENG 207 or permission of the Africana Studies Department.

Description: (Dual listed with ENG 208) Intellectual currents in African American literature, from the period of the 1930s to contemporary themes and representative authors. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, LIT, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 140 - African American History I

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: (Dual listed with HIS 176) A survey of the African American experience in the New World, from the advent of the African slave trade to the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. Emphasis centers on the African background, the cultural heritage of the African Americans, slavery and a legacy of racial discrimination. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 141 - African American History II

Description: (Dual listed with HIS 177) A survey of the African American experience since the Reconstruction Era to the post-World War II period and the current scene. Emphasis centers on the Civil Rights Movement, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Revolution and the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Jesse Jackson, Angela Davis, Cynthia Boston, Willie McGee and the "exiled" leaders of the contemporary scene. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 142 - History of African Civilization

Description: The course concentrates on the traditional African ways of life and the African responses, political and cultural, to the colonial experience. SUNY GEN ED- GOWC, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 143 - History of Contemporary Africa

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: (Dual listed with HIS 110) The study of African independence movements; discussion of the problems of post-independent Africa, such as nation building, strategies of development, education, pan-Africanism; and problems of democracy in southern Africa. SUNY GEN ED-GOWC, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 150 - African American Choral Ensemble

Description: (Dual listed with MUS 129) This is the first course in the AFR 150-151 sequence. Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Choral Ensemble productions. (3 hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-FAPA, HUM Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 151 - African American Choral Ensemble

Description: (Dual listed with MUS 130) This is the second course in the AFR 150 - AFR 151 sequence. Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Choral Ensemble performances. (3 hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-FAPA, HUM Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 152 - Perspective on Jazz

Description: (Dual listed with MUS 207) This course is designed to explore the inception and evolution of jazz, its styles and influence on other musical types. Included is the heritage of the African American: i.e., spirituals, work songs, blues, with emphasis on characteristics of African music. SUNY GEN ED-GART, GHUM; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, HUM, WESH Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 153 - African American Choral Ensemble

Description: (Dual listed with MUS 229) Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Choral Ensemble productions. (3 hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-FAPA, HUM Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 154 - African American Choral Ensemble

Description: (Dual listed with MUS 229 - MUS 230) Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Choral Ensemble productions. (3 hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-FAPA, HUM Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 155 - African American Music

Description: (Dual listed with MUS 205) In addition to an evaluation of the basic musical materials of African American music and its effects on other music forms, an historical/philosophical/political analysis and survey are also included. SUNY GEN ED-GART, GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, PLDI, WESH Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 170 - Black Social Philosophy

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: (Dual listed with PHI 108)An examination of the social philosophy of thinkers such as Du Bois, Garvey, King and Fanon. Particular attention is paid to oppression and the struggle for self-identity. The ideals of freedom, equality, justice and community are carefully considered. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 185 - African American Culture

Description: (Dual listed with SOC 214) A comprehensive survey of the various aspects of the lives, life-styles, values, art forms and social impacts of the African American. The course includes the varying lifestyles at different socioeconomic levels; speech patterns; the role of the church as a religious, historical, political and recreational institution; African American cultural patterns; and the influence of Africa. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 186 - The African American Family

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203, or permission of instructor.

Description: (Dual listed with SOC 219) Sociological approaches to the African American family. Topics include interactions with public and social institutions, male/female relationships, state of the extended family, identity as a socialization agent, courtship, sex patterns and roles, health and economic issues, alternative life styles, the Black male as an "endangered species," and the effects of public policy on the Black family. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, SBS Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 190 - Introduction to Black Theatre in America

Description: (Dual listed with THR 102) An introduction to the literature and artists of the contemporary African American theatre. The course includes representative playwrights, actors and technicians as speakers in the class and field trips to theatre productions. Students have the opportunity to work in at least one production per semester, selected from contemporary African American drama which may, whenever possible, be performed in the community. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 191 - African American Theatre Ensemble, Rehearsal and Performance

Description: (Dual listed with THR 117) Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Theatre Ensemble productions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 192 - African American Theatre Ensemble, Rehearsal and Performance

Description: (Dual listed with THR 118) Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Theatre Ensemble productions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 193 - African American Theatre Ensemble, Rehearsal and Performance

Description: (Dual listed with THR 217) Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Theatre Ensemble productions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 194 - African American Theatre Ensemble, Rehearsal and Performance

Description: (Dual listed with THR 218) Participation in the production, rehearsal and performance of the African American Theatre Ensemble productions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 197 - Communications in Black America

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: (Dual listed with COM 130) A study of how oral communication functions in various relationships. Emphasis on discussion, group exercises, role playing. The role of oral communication in the Black experience. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 200 - History of the Black Woman

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: (Dual listed with HIS 178) A historical examination of the image, role and treatment of the Black Woman in America from the Age of Slavery to the advent of the feminist movement and the contemporary scene. Emphasis centers on the burdens of racism, sexism, single-parent motherhood, welfare, Black female and male relationships, sterilization, the Black family and the issues of Black Women's liberation, women's lib and the ERA amendment. SUNY GEN ED-GAMH, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 201 - History of the Black Woman in America II

Prerequisites: HIS 178 or AFR 200 or permission of instructor, completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: A historical continuation of the History of the Black Woman, from 1900 to the Post World War II Era, the decade of the 1990's and the contemporary scene. Emphasis centers on her problems, roles and experiences in America, her changing role in the workplace, church, professions and society and the current Black Feminist Thought in the New Black Feminist Movement. SUNY GEN ED-GAMH, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies

AFR 203 - The Afro-Caribbean World

Prerequisites: AFR 140, HIS 176, HIS 220 or permission of Instructor, completion of RDG 001.

Description: (Dual listed with HIS 221) A historical presentation of the African experience in the Caribbean nations of Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the nations of the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago. Emphasis centers on the impact and effects of African slavery in the Caribbean, African contributions to the region, its cultural roots in Caribbean society, and the contemporary problems in the Caribbean today. SUNY GEN ED-GOWC, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, WESH, PLDI, SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Africana Studies