Graduate Courses

Spring 2019 Graduate Course Catalog:  
Graduate Courses-Spring 2019

Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate, while those numbered 700 and above are Graduate only. Additional courses that do not appear below are under development and will be made available soon.

AFRIC 300 Urban Violence
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of the nature, causes, and consequences of urban violence; the possibilities and limits of violence in promoting the good of blacks will be scrutinized.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2016.
AFRIC 300G Urban Violence
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of the nature, causes, and consequences of urban violence; the possibilities and limits of violence in promoting the good of blacks will be scrutinized.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2016.
AFRIC 311 African Religious Thought and Social Organizations
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
A critical analysis of foundations from which complex social structures and institutions evolved in the diverse societies of the Afroworld.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Spring 2009.
AFRIC 311G African Religious Thought and Social Organizations
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
A critical analysis of foundations from which complex social structures and institutions evolved in the diverse societies of the Afroworld.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Spring 2009.
AFRIC 319 African American Urban History
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
A consideration of the contributions of blacks to the growth and development of the American city.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Fall 2013.
AFRIC 319G African American Urban History
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
A consideration of the contributions of blacks to the growth and development of the American city.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Fall 2013.
AFRIC 321 Black Workers in the 21st Century
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of scientific and technological changes in America since 1900, and their qualitative as well as quantitative impact on black productivity and participation in the work force.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Fall 1985.
AFRIC 321G Black Workers in the 21st Century
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of scientific and technological changes in America since 1900, and their qualitative as well as quantitative impact on black productivity and participation in the work force.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Fall 1985.
AFRIC 322 Order and Disorder: The Quest for Social Justice
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
An analysis of the forms, purposes, and effects of order and disorder in relation to black people's quest for social justice.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2016.
AFRIC 322G Order and Disorder: The Quest for Social Justice
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
An analysis of the forms, purposes, and effects of order and disorder in relation to black people's quest for social justice.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2016.
AFRIC 325 Africa/China Relations
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Historical and emerging political and economic relationship between the African continent and China.
Prerequisites: Counts as a repeat of with similar title. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2015.
AFRIC 325G Africa/China Relations
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Historical and emerging political and economic relationship between the African continent and China.
Prerequisites: Counts as a repeat of with similar title. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2015.
AFRIC 326 Economic Problems of Black Business
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Examination of major economic problems of black business; liquidity, credit, market shares, insurance, rents, mortgages, and location are analyzed in relation to black business performance.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2017.
AFRIC 326G Economic Problems of Black Business
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Examination of major economic problems of black business; liquidity, credit, market shares, insurance, rents, mortgages, and location are analyzed in relation to black business performance.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2017.
AFRIC 329 Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Economic development in African countries; poverty reduction strategies, role of education and health, Millennium Development Goals, agrarian systems, international trade; U.S. as key trading partner.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2018.
AFRIC 329G Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Economic development in African countries; poverty reduction strategies, role of education and health, Millennium Development Goals, agrarian systems, international trade; U.S. as key trading partner.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2018.
AFRIC 344 Global Black Social Movements
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of leadership, ideology, and the structure of black political movements and organizations in the twentieth century.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2014.
AFRIC 344G Global Black Social Movements
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of leadership, ideology, and the structure of black political movements and organizations in the twentieth century.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2014.
AFRIC 350 The Black Family
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
An examination of the structure and functions of the black family in its urban and rural contexts.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Summer 2011.
AFRIC 350G The Black Family
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
An examination of the structure and functions of the black family in its urban and rural contexts.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Summer 2011.
AFRIC 450 Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
A cross-national and cross-cultural comparison of the societies and cultures of black Americans and black Africans.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2010.
AFRIC 450G Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
A cross-national and cross-cultural comparison of the societies and cultures of black Americans and black Africans.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2010.
AFRIC 451 Rites of Passage in Black Societies
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Foundations of the use of rites of passage in different societies throughout Africa and the African diaspora.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2013, Spring 2013.
AFRIC 451G Rites of Passage in Black Societies
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Foundations of the use of rites of passage in different societies throughout Africa and the African diaspora.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2013, Spring 2013.
AFRIC 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: UWinteriM 2019, Summer 2017.
AFRIC 497G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: UWinteriM 2019, Summer 2017.
AFRIC 545 Raising Children, 'Race-ing' Children
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of the social meaning of race in the US through the lens of childhood and adolescence; how children come to understand and navigate racism.
Prerequisites: jr st or grad st.
Course Rules: Counts as a repeat of w/ similar topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
AFRIC 545G Raising Children, 'Race-ing' Children
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of the social meaning of race in the US through the lens of childhood and adolescence; how children come to understand and navigate racism.
Prerequisites: jr st or grad st.
Course Rules: Counts as a repeat of w/ similar topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
AFRIC 565 Selected Texts/Topics in African & African Diaspora Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Examination of selected problems, issues, and themes in African & African Diaspora Studies.
Prerequisites: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 credits max. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017.
AFRIC 565G Selected Texts/Topics in African & African Diaspora Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Examination of selected problems, issues, and themes in African & African Diaspora Studies.
Prerequisites: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 credits max. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017.
AFRIC 700 Foundations and Theories in African & African Diaspora Studies
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on historical, theoretical and institutional development of African & African Diaspora Studies. Topics examined will include Pan-Africanism, Black Feminism, Afrocentrism, Diaspora Theory, Critical Race Theory, and others.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2013.
AFRIC 701 Theories and Methods in Empirical Research in African & African Diaspora Studies
3 cr. Graduate.
Applicability of particular empirical theories and qualitative/quantitative methods to a range of substantive problems and issues pertaining to peoples of African descent.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: graduate standing; appropriate upper-level math or statistics course.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
AFRIC 705 Classic Works: Intellectual Production in Africa and the Diaspora I
3 cr. Graduate.
Conceptual and value foundations of normative theory in relation to forms of social organization.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
AFRIC 706 Classic Works: Intellectual Production in Africa and the Diaspora II
3 cr. Graduate.
Advanced study of elements of normative theory such as justice, equality, freedom, and obligation in societal construction and reconstruction in Africa and the Diaspora.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: graduate standing; (P).
Last Taught: Spring 2012, Spring 2011.
AFRIC 708 Critical Literary Theory I: Cultural Roots of African & African Diaspora Studies Literary Theory
3 cr. Graduate.
Exploitation and oppression as primary sources of African & African Diaspora Studies literary theory; cultural components include identity, enemy, objective, strategy, and tactics.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2013.
AFRIC 709 Critical Literary Theory II: Modern Concepts in the African World
3 cr. Graduate.
Intensive examination of cardinal elements in critical literary theory in the context of ideas and behaviors that have shaped the lives of Africans and their descent historically.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: graduate standing; (P).
Last Taught: Spring 2012.
AFRIC 799 Graduate Independent Study
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Independent work supervised by a member of the graduate faculty.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Course Rules: Retakable with change in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017.
AFRIC 800 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in African & African Diaspora Studies
3 cr. Graduate.
Various qualitative methods and methodological issues germane to African & African Diaspora Studies, including archival research, interviewing, focus groups, participant observation, and analysis of representations.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Spring 2014.
AFRIC 804 Qualitative Interviewing and Grounded Theory
3 cr. Graduate.
In-depth, hands-on examination of qualitative interviewing in research. Students design, conduct, and analyze qualitative interviews using grounded theory. Seminar-style course.
Prerequisites: No credit for students who have credit in w/ same topic. Prerequisite: graduate standing; prior coursework in qualitative methods or consent of instructor.
Last Taught: Fall 2014.
AFRIC 812 Political Economy: Conceptual
3 cr. Graduate.
Advanced analysis of varieties of conceptual frameworks in the literature of political economy.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Spring 2011.
AFRIC 814 Public Policies, Development, and Underdevelopment in Africa & the Diaspora
3 cr. Graduate.
Investigation into public policy and development in Africa and the Diaspora.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2014.
AFRIC 816 Political Economy of Development in African Countries
3 cr. Graduate.
The importance of political institutions in shaping economic performance to advance understanding of economic development in the context of sub-Saharan African countries.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2011.
AFRIC 817 Political Economy of Development in African Countries II
3 cr. Graduate.
Growth-enhancing governance, economic performance, and economic development in sub-Saharan African Countries.
Prerequisites: grad st; Africol 816(P) or cons instr.
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of Africol 880 w/same topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2013.
AFRIC 818 Race Matters: Government and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean
3 cr. Graduate.
Presence, role, status, situation, and conditions of Afro-Americans (Afro-Latins and Afro-Caribbeans) in the Americas, from the federal republic of Mexico to the Argentine republic.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013.
AFRIC 820 Political Economy of Income and Wealth Inequality
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on economic inequality, with special emphasis on the United States.No credit for students who have credit in AFRIC 880 w/ same topic. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Prerequisites:
AFRIC 821 Race and Inequality
3 cr. Graduate.
Discrimination and racial inequality along socio-economic dimensions.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2018.
AFRIC 834 Seminar on Slavery
3 cr. Graduate.
Culture and political economy of slavery; historical context for American slavery; slavery as political and economic issue; social-psychology of slavery; persistence of slavery's legacies.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2012.
AFRIC 836 Comparative Social Institutions in African World Communities
3 cr. Graduate.
Origins, nature, and functioning of social institutions in African world communities; continuity and change; development of community and cultural identities of Africans and their descendents; theoretical/analytical approaches.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2013.
AFRIC 837 Memory and Tradition: Identity-Making and Memory in the African Diaspora
3 cr. Graduate.
Role of memory and tradition in forming collective and individual identities in the African Diaspora; symbolic value and functional aspects; focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2017, Fall 2010.
AFRIC 840 Healing Traditions in the African Diaspora
3 cr. Graduate.
Advanced study of healing traditions, practices, and rituals throughout the African Diaspora.
Prerequisites: grad st.
AFRIC 845 Race/Ethnicity and the Psychology of Oppression
3 cr. Graduate.
Psychological processes involved in creating and sustaining oppressive societies; emphasis on the role of racism societally and the impact of oppression on individuals and groups.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Spring 2012.
AFRIC 851 African-American Literary Theory and Criticism
3 cr. Graduate.
An intensive study of historical and contemporary trends in African-American literary criticism and theory.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2013.
AFRIC 852 Folklore in the African World:
3 cr. Graduate.
A close scrutiny of a particular forms of folk literature of people of African descent.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable with change in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2012, Fall 2011.
AFRIC 862 Development of African-American Children in Urban and Rural Areas
3 cr. Graduate.
Developmental processes facing African-American children, including identity development and racial socialization, impact of environment, notion of 'a single African-American identity;' theories and methodological approaches.
Prerequisites: grad st.
AFRIC 865 The Quest for Pan-Africanism
3 cr. Graduate.
History and future motion of movement to create a united Africa; political, economic, and social barriers to unification; united Africa in the global community.
Prerequisites: grad st.
AFRIC 866 Black Power Reconsidered
3 cr. Graduate.
The salience of black power in the context of campaigns for educational equality, urban politics, economic justice, residential segregation, urban renewal, anti-colonial struggle, and cultural politics.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: No cr for students with credit in Africol 880 w/ similar title.
AFRIC 867 Problems in African American Urban History
3 cr. Graduate.
Ways scholars have conceptualized and interpreted 20th century African American urban life; assumptions and logic that undergird various approaches; potential intellectual and political implications.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: No cr for students w/cr in Africol 880 with similar title.
AFRIC 868 Black Intellectuals and the Public Sphere
3 cr. Graduate.
How black intellectuals have defined knowledge and positioned themselves politically and professionally; the various spheres in which they operate.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2015.
AFRIC 880 Seminar on Issues in African & African Diaspora Studies:
3 cr. Graduate.
Research seminar on issues of interest in African & African Diaspora Studies.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014.
AFRIC 888 Candidate for Degree
0 cr. Graduate.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Fee for 1 cr will be assessed.
AFRIC 990 Dissertation Research
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Research or dissertation work for students in the doctoral program.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Course Rules: Retakable as necessary to complete the dissertation.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.