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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
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Minor Program
Study Abroad
Applied Learning Opportunities
Student Research Award
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Agriculture and Food Systems 020
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Animal Science 067
Anthropology 070
Archaeology 075
Architectural Studies 076
Armenian 078
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrobiology 101
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology 126
Business Analytics and Information Technolgy 136
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
Economics 220
Education 300
Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
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Environmental Planning 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Environmental Studies 381
European Studies 360
Exercise Science 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
French 420
Gender and Media 438
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Holocaust Studies 564
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
International and Global Studies 558
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Caribbean Studies 595
Leadership and Management 605
Life Sciences
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Mathematics 640
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
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Microbiology 680
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Military Science Minor (Military Science 691N, Naval Science 692N, Aerospace Science 693N, Non-Commissioning 695N)
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
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Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
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Religion 840
Russian 860
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Sport Management 955
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Study Abroad 959
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Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 988
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses African Area Studies 016 Courses  


Core Courses (Minors must take at least two of the following courses)

01:016:220  Ancient Africa (3)
01:016:222  Modern Africa (3)
01:016:224  Women and Gender in African History (3)
01:016:250  Comparative Approaches to African Literatures (3)
01:016:312  African Feminism (3)
01:016:314  Sub-Saharan African Policies (3)
01:016:321  African Cultural History (3)
01:016:337  Anthropology of Africa (3)
01:016:338  Geography of Africa (3)
01:016:350  Literature and Cultures of Lusophone Africa (3)
01:016:363  African Women Writers (3)
01:016:410  Sub-Saharan African Literature (3)
01:016:411  North African Literature (3)

Language Courses
(Minors must take two semesters of a language)

African Languages and Literatures
01:013:140-141, 240-241, 340-341  Arabic (Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced) (4,4,4,4,3,3)
01:013:186-187, 286-287  Swahili (Elementary, Intermediate) (4,4,4,4)
01:013:192-193, 292-293  Twi (Elementary, Intermediate) (4,4,4,4)
01:013:194-195, 294-295  Yoruba (Elementary, Intermediate) (4,4,4,4)

Approved Courses
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL)

01:013:201  Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia (3)
01:013:211  Introduction to the Literatures of Africa (3)
01:013:312  African Folklore and Myth (3)
01:013:313  African Linguistics (3)
01:013:314  Islam and African Literature (3)
01:013:318  African Cultures Today (1.5)
01:014:212  Politics and Power in Modern Africa (3)
01:014:330  Contemporary Issues in Southern Africa (3)
01:014:360  Writers of Africa and the New World (3)
01:014:371  The New Scramble for Africa (3)
01:014:376  Pan-African Movement (3)

01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa (3)
01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene (3)
01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya (3)
01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya (3)
01:070:379 or 01:988:379  Gender and Power in Africa (3)
01:070:397  Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology (4)
01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology (4)
01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology (3)
01:070:426  South African Archaeology (3)

Art History
01:082:107  Survey of Non-Western Art (3)
01:082:250  Introduction to Oceanic, African, and Pre-Columbian Art (3)
01:082:371  Arts of West Africa (3)
01:082:376  Arts of Central Africa (3)
01:082:420  African Architecture (3)

01:146:328  Human Parasitology (3)

Comparative Literature
01:195:250  Comparative Approaches to African Literatures (3)
01:195:363 or 01:013:311  Women Writers of Africa (3)

Criminal Justice
01:202:312  Crimes Against Humanity (3)

01:220:350  Economics of Africa (3)

01:420:409  Studies in Cultures of the Francophone World (3)
01:420:410 or 01:016:410  Sub-Saharan African Literature (3)
01:420:411  North African Literature (3)
01:420:413  Caribbean Literature (3)

01:450:338  Africa (3)

01:508:220  Ancient Africa (3)
01:508:221  West Africa (3)
01:508:222  Modern Africa (3)
01:508:224 or 01:016:224 or 01:988:224. Women and Gender in African History (3)
01:508:318  Nationalism in Modern Africa (3)
01:508:320  History of Southern Africa (3)
01:508:321  African Cultural History (3)
01:508:325  Africa from the 15th to the 19th Centuries (3)
01:508:326  Islam in African History (3)
01:508:327  World War II and Africa (3)
01:508:420 or 01:014:367  African Labor History (3)
01:508:424  African Cities Past and Present (3)
01:508:429  Research in African Historical Studies (3)

Political Science
01:790:314 or 01:016:314  Sub-Saharan African Policies (3)
01:790:389  Topics in Comparative Politics (3)
01:790:495  Honors in Political Science (3)

01:840:332 or 01:014:332  African Religions (3)

Spanish and Portuguese
01:810:241-242  The Portuguese-Speaking World: A Literary Introduction for English-Speakers (3,3)
01:810:309  Africa and Portugal: An Introduction (3)
01:810:350 or 01:016:350  Literature and Cultures of Lusophone Africa (3)
01:810:440  Portuguese-Speaking World: Multiple Perspectives (3)
01:940:465  Spain in Africa/Africa in Spain: Cultural Representations and Historical Legacy (3)

Study Abroad
01:959:400,401  Study Abroad in South Africa (variable credit)
See the Center for Global Education office for other opportunities.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
01:988:224 or 01:016:224  Women and Gender in African History (3)
01:988:312 or 01:016:312  African Feminism (3)

01:016:220 Ancient Africa (3) Precolonial African societies and kingdoms: family life, cities, Islam, growth and decline of states, impact of the slave trade, African culture in the Americas. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:220.
01:016:222 Modern Africa (3) Nineteenth-, 20th-, and 21st-century Africa: resistance and accommodation to colonialism, impact of Christianity, African workers and new elites, changing roles of women, nationalism, revolution. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:222.
01:016:224 Women and Gender in African History (3) Issues in the history of gender in Africa: female slavery, women and power formations, women in production and trade, family and community, gender and protest. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:224 or 01:988:224.
01:016:250 Comparative Approaches to African Literatures (3) Reading and discussion of literature in translation from different geographic, linguistic, and cultural areas of Africa. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:250.
01:016:301,302 Independent Study in African Area Studies (1-3,1-3) Independent work on an issue in African area studies under the supervision and guidance of African studies faculty.
01:016:303,304 Directed Internship in African Studies (1-3,1-3) Learning about Africa in applied settings through internships. Prerequisites: Permission of Center for African Studies curriculum coordinator, learning contract, and approval of internship site supervisor.
01:016:312 African Feminism (3) What feminism means to Africa; how gender affects female socialization; women as state subjects; how diverse African feminist strategies differ from and/or parallel other feminisms. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:312.
01:016:314 Sub-Saharan African Policies (3) Patterns of political change and political development in Africa south of the Sahara. Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:314.
01:016:321 African Cultural History (3) History of African music, art, religion, and other cultural practices in social and political context. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:321.
01:016:337 Anthropology of Africa (3) Precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial African cultures and societies. Gender, ethnicity, and class. Representations and realities of Africa in a global context, including issues of development, conservation, tourism. Popular culture, contemporary rural and urban experiences. Credit not given for both this course and 01:070:338.
01:016:338 Geography of Africa (3) Regional associations of peoples and nation states; analysis of resource endowment, economic development, and Africa's changing position in the world. Credit not given for both this course and 01:450:338.
01:016:350 Literature and Cultures of Lusophone Africa (3) Study of the literatures from African countries whose official language is Portuguese. Emphasis on 20th-century colonial and postindependence literature and theory. Prerequisite: 01:810:315 or 01:810:316 or permission of Portuguese department. Credit not given for both this course and 01:810:350.
01:016:363 African Women Writers (3) Reading and discussion of recent writings by women from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and regional areas of Africa. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:363.
01:016:410 Sub-Saharan African Literature (3) Study of literature in French by writers in or from Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit not given for both this course and 01:420:410. Course conducted in French.
01:016:411 North African Literature (3) Study of literature in French by writers in or from North Africa. Credit not given for both this course and 01:420:411. Course conducted in French.
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