African American Studies (AFAM)African American Studies Program
200 Introduction to African American Studies (3:3:0). An interdisciplinary introduction to the field of African American studies, including a comparative analysis of approaches, methodologies, and key concepts related to the study of people of African descent in the United States, in continental Africa, and throughout the African diaspora. Lectures and discussion integrate attention to the current and changing status of such issues as diversity and multiculturalism from national and global perspectives.
390 Special Topics in African American Studies (3:3:0). A study of selected topics related to the field of African American studies. Topics include foundations of African American literature; African American literature of the 20th century; the African American experience in the United States from Reconstruction to the present; music, movies, and civil rights; and black political thought.
490 Internship (3:3:0). Prerequisites: AFAM 200 and 60credits. Credit to be determined by the African American Studies Program.
499 Independent Study (1-3:0:0). Prerequisites: Undergraduate
senior status and permission of the director. Investigation of an
area related to African American studies according to individual interest,
with emphasis on research.
George Mason University: 2001-2002 University Catalog: Catalog Index: Course Descriptions: African American Studies(AFAM)