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African and African American Studies

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Mail Code: 94305-2084
Phone: (650) 723-3782
Web Site: http://aaas.stanford.edu

Undergraduate Program in African and African American Studies

The Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS), established in 1969, was the first ethnic studies program developed at Stanford University and the first African and African American Studies program at a private institution in the U.S. The AAAS program provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of peoples of African descent as a central component of American culture, offering a course of study that promotes research across disciplinary and departmental boundaries as well as providing research training and community service learning opportunities for undergraduates. It has developed an extensive network of Stanford scholars who work in race studies specific to AAAS and in concert with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

AAAS encourages an interdisciplinary program of study drawn from fields including anthropology, art, art history, economics,education, drama, history, languages, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology. The program emphasizes rigorous and creative scholarship and research, and fosters close academic advising with a faculty adviser, the AAAS Associate Director, and the Director.

AAAS is an interdisciplinary program (IDP) affiliated with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) and offers a major independent of it. CCSRE offers additional majors in Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and Native American Studies.

The Interdisciplinary Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS) provides students the opportunity to structure a major or minor with a core curriculum designed to develop a comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the experiences and communities on the continent of Africa and African Americans within a broader global, diasporic dialogue. Additionally major or minor can focus their cours ework in one of eleven thematic concentrations.

The directors of the program and the advisory board constitute the AAAS curriculum committee, the policy making body for the interdisciplinary program. 

Mission Statement for the Undergraduate Program in African and African American Studies

The mission of the undergraduate program in African and African American Studies is to provide students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of people of African descent as a central component of American culture. Courses in the major promote research across disciplinary and departmental boundaries as well as provide students with research training and community service learning opportunities. Courses of study are drawn from anthropology, art, art history, economics, education, drama, history, languages, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology among others. The program provides an intellectual background for students considering graduate school or professional careers.

Learning Outcomes (Undergraduate)

The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the department's undergraduate program. Students are expected to demonstrate:

  1. an interdisciplinary understanding of scholarship related to the African diaspora and Africa, drawing on interdisciplinary course work and each student's individualized concentration.
  2. the ability to identify and critically assess different disciplinary, methodological, and interpretive approaches to the study of the African Americans, Africans, and/or people of the African diaspora.
  3. an understanding of comparative approaches to race
  4. skills in disciplinary methods necessary for their study.
  5. the ability to express their interpretive and analytical arguments in clear, effective prose. 

Bachelor of Arts in African and African American Studies

Core Curriculum

All core courses taken for the major must be taken for a letter grade.\

Requirements

Majors must complete a total of 60 units, consisting of the following:

  1. AFRICAAM 43 Introduction to African American Literature or AFRICAAM 105 Introduction to African and African American Studies (5 units)
  2. One Social Science course from AAAS approved core course list. (5 units)
  3. One Humanities course from AAAS approved core course list. (5 units)
  4. One course in African Studies. (5 units)
  5. AFRICAAM 200X Honors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar - WIM. (5 units)
  6. 35 units of AAAS Core and Related courses

Students also work closely with a faculty adviser, the AAAS associate director, and the AAAS director in developing a coherent thematic emphasis within their major that reflects their scholarly interests in the field.

Thematic Emphasis

AAAS majors select a thematic emphasis, devoting at least 15 units in their major program of study toward their emphasis. Selecting an emphasis allows students to customize their curriculum and synthesize course work taken across various departments and programs into a coherent focus. Emphases offered include:

All emphases (those listed as well as proposed alternatives) must be approved by the director and a course plan developed and approved by the director, associate director, and faculty adviser within the first year of declaring the major.

Core Courses

AFRICAAM 16NAfrican Americans and Social Movements3
AFRICAAM 21African American Vernacular English3-5
AFRICAAM 30The Egyptians3-5
AFRICAAM 31RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAAM 32The 5th Element: Hip Hop Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Social Justice1-5
AFRICAAM 40SIPossessive Investment in Whiteness1-2
AFRICAAM 43Introduction to African American Literature3-5
AFRICAAM 47History of South Africa3
AFRICAAM 48QSouth Africa: Contested Transitions3
AFRICAAM 50B19th Century America3
AFRICAAM 54NAfrican American Women's Lives3-4
AFRICAAM 64CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now!: African American History, 1865-19653
AFRICAAM 75EBlack Cinema2
AFRICAAM 101FRace & Technology1-2
AFRICAAM 105Introduction to African and African American Studies5
AFRICAAM 116Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
AFRICAAM 123Great Works of the African American Tradition5
AFRICAAM 147History of South Africa5
AFRICAAM 152GHarlem Renaissance5
AFRICAAM 156Performing History: Race, Politics, and Staging the Plays of August Wilson4
AFRICAAM 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 200YHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 200ZHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 201FRace & Technology1-2
AFRICAAM 245Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development3-5
AFRICAAM 262DAfrican American Poetics5
AFRICAAM 301RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAST 72SIConflict in the Congo1-2
AFRICAST 109Running While Others Walk: African Perspectives on Development5
AFRICAST 111Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 112AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa5
AFRICAST 115South African Encounters1
AFRICAST 127African Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
AFRICAST 135Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems3-4
AFRICAST 138Conflict and Reconciliation in Africa: International Intervention3-5
AFRICAST 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
AFRICAST 141AScience, Technology, and Medicine in Africa4
AFRICAST 142Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice3-5
AFRICAST 151AIDS in Africa3
AFRICAST 190Madagascar Prefield Seminar1-2
AFRICAST 195Back from Africa Workshop1-2
AFRICAST 199Independent Study or Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAST 200The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Tanzania: A Pre-Field Seminar1
AFRICAST 209Running While Others Walk: African Perspectives on Development5
AFRICAST 211Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 212AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa5
AFRICAST 224Memory and Heritage In South Africa Syllabus1
AFRICAST 235Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems3-4
AFRICAST 299Independent Study or Directed Reading1-10
AFRICAST 301AThe Dynamics of Change in Africa4-5
AMSTUD 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
AMSTUD 261EMixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa5
AMSTUD 262CAfrican American Literature and the Retreat of Jim Crow5
AMSTUD 262DAfrican American Poetics5
ARCHLGY 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
ARTHIST 127AAfrican Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
ARTHIST 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
COMPLIT 145BIdeas of Africa in Atlantic Writing3
ENGLISH 43Introduction to African American Literature3-5
ENGLISH 143Introduction to African American Literature3-5
HISTORY 45BAfrica in the Twentieth Century3
HISTORY 47History of South Africa3
HISTORY 48QSouth Africa: Contested Transitions3
HISTORY 54NAfrican American Women's Lives3-4
HISTORY 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 164CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now: African American History, 1865-19655
HISTORY 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
LINGUIST 152Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
LINGUIST 252Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
POLISCI 246PThe Dynamics of Change in Africa4-5
SOC 16NAfrican Americans and Social Movements3
SOC 149The Urban Underclass4
TAPS 32The 5th Element: Hip Hop Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Social Justice1-5

Directed Reading and Research

Directed reading and research allows students to focus on a special topic of interest. In organizing a reading or research plan, the student consults with the director of the major and one or more faculty members specializing in the area or discipline.

Courses that fulfill directed reading and research requirements:

AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5

Senior Seminar

Research and writing of the senior honors thesis or senior paper is under the supervision of a faculty project adviser. All majors in the IDP in AAAS, even those who opt to write honors theses in other departments and programs, must enroll in AFRICAAM 200X Honors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar, offered in Autumn Quarter. The course takes students through the process of researching an honors thesis, including conceptualization, development of prospectus, development of theses, research, analysis, and finally the process of drafting and writing. This course meets the Writing in the Major requirement (WIM). 

Honors Program in African and African American Studies

For Majors in African and African American Studies

The honors program offers an opportunity to do independent research for a senior thesis. It is open to majors who have maintained a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 in the major and 3.3 overall. The honors thesis is intended to enable students to synthesize skills to produce a document or project demonstrating a measure of competence in their specialty.

The application for honors must be submitted by Spring Quarter of the junior year, but students are encouraged to apply earlier. The honors program begins with a proposal describing the project that is approved by the faculty adviser and director of the undergraduate program. Students are required to identify both a faculty adviser and a second reader for the thesis project. The faculty adviser for the honors thesis must be an academic council faculty member and affiliated faculty of the student's major. 

Honors students must enroll in AFRICAAM 200X Honors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar which fulfills the program's WIM requirement, during Autumn Quarter of the senior year and may take up to an additional 10 units of honors work (AFRICAAM 200Y Honors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research and AFRICAAM 200Z Honors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research) to be distributed across Winter and Spring quarters of senior year to continue their access to peer and faculty support as they write their theses. Students must complete their theses with a grade of 'B+' to receive honors in AAAS.

In May of the senior year, honors students are afforded an opportunity to present their research formally. Prizes for best undergraduate honors thesis are awarded annually by the Program in African & African American Studies.

Applications are available in the AAAS Undergraduate Program office and on the program web site.

Thematic Emphasis

AAAS majors select a thematic emphasis, devoting at least 15 units in their major program of study toward their emphasis. Selecting an emphasis allows students to customize their curriculum and synthesize course work taken across various departments and programs into a coherent focus. Emphases offered include: (For faster navigation click on the links to the right)

Thematic Emphasis in Africa

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Africa. The Africa Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to investigate how individual African states domestic and foreign policy, law, history, culture, and society are formed within conversations, debates, policies and studies. Issues of immigration, citizenship, empire and expansion, defense, diplomacy, human rights, public welfare, social justice and law, educational rights and other topics are explored.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Africa thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Africa concentration.

AFRICAAM 30The Egyptians3-5
AFRICAAM 31RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAAM 47History of South Africa3
AFRICAAM 48QSouth Africa: Contested Transitions3
AFRICAAM 115South African Encounters1
AFRICAAM 133Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean4
AFRICAAM 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
AFRICAAM 147History of South Africa5
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 200YHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 200ZHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 261EMixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa5
AFRICAAM 301RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAST 72SIConflict in the Congo1-2
AFRICAST 109Running While Others Walk: African Perspectives on Development5
AFRICAST 111Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 112AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa5
AFRICAST 115South African Encounters1
AFRICAST 127African Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
AFRICAST 135Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems3-4
AFRICAST 138Conflict and Reconciliation in Africa: International Intervention3-5
AFRICAST 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
AFRICAST 141AScience, Technology, and Medicine in Africa4
AFRICAST 142Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice3-5
AFRICAST 151AIDS in Africa3
AFRICAST 190Madagascar Prefield Seminar1-2
AFRICAST 195Back from Africa Workshop1-2
AFRICAST 199Independent Study or Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAST 200The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Tanzania: A Pre-Field Seminar1
AFRICAST 209Running While Others Walk: African Perspectives on Development5
AFRICAST 211Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 212AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa5
AFRICAST 224Memory and Heritage In South Africa Syllabus1
AFRICAST 235Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems3-4
AFRICAST 299Independent Study or Directed Reading1-10
AFRICAST 301AThe Dynamics of Change in Africa4-5
AMSTUD 261EMixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa5
ANTHRO 27NEthnicity and Violence: Anthropological Perspectives3-5
ANTHRO 139Ethnography of Africa5
ANTHRO 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
ANTHRO 141AScience, Technology, and Medicine in Africa4
ANTHRO 185Medical Anthropology of Contemporary Africa5
ANTHRO 187AThe Anthropology of Race, Nature, and Animality5
ANTHRO 239Ethnography of Africa5
ANTHRO 241The State in Africa5
ANTHRO 285Medical Anthropology of Contemporary Africa5
ARCHLGY 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
ARTHIST 127AAfrican Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
COMPLIT 145BIdeas of Africa in Atlantic Writing3
DANCE 24Introduction to Dance in the African Diaspora4
DANCE 26Dance and at the African Diaspora4
HISTORY 45BAfrica in the Twentieth Century3
HISTORY 47History of South Africa3
HISTORY 48QSouth Africa: Contested Transitions3
HISTORY 49CTHE SLAVE TRADE3
HISTORY 50AColonial and Revolutionary America3
HISTORY 106AGlobal Human Geography: Asia and Africa5
HISTORY 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 147History of South Africa5
LINGUIST 252Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
POLISCI 11NThe Rwandan Genocide3
POLISCI 246PThe Dynamics of Change in Africa4-5

Thematic Concentration in African Americans

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in African Americans. The African Americans Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore the historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans. Attention is paid to the interactions between the social, economic, cultural, historical, linguistic, genetic, geopolitical, ecological, and biomedical factors that shape and have shaped African American society.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Africa thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the African American concentration.

AFRICAAM 16NAfrican Americans and Social Movements3
AFRICAAM 18AJazz History: Ragtime to Bebop, 1900-19403
AFRICAAM 18BJazz History: Bebop to Present, 1940-Present3
AFRICAAM 20AJazz Theory3
AFRICAAM 21African American Vernacular English3-5
AFRICAAM 31RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAAM 43Introduction to African American Literature3-5
AFRICAAM 50B19th Century America3
AFRICAAM 54NAfrican American Women's Lives3-4
AFRICAAM 64CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now!: African American History, 1865-19653
AFRICAAM 75EBlack Cinema2
AFRICAAM 101FRace & Technology1-2
AFRICAAM 105Introduction to African and African American Studies5
AFRICAAM 116Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
AFRICAAM 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
AFRICAAM 123Great Works of the African American Tradition5
AFRICAAM 125VThe Voting Rights Act5
AFRICAAM 150B19th-Century America5
AFRICAAM 152GHarlem Renaissance5
AFRICAAM 154Black Feminist Theory5
AFRICAAM 156Performing History: Race, Politics, and Staging the Plays of August Wilson4
AFRICAAM 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 200YHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 200ZHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 201FRace & Technology1-2
AFRICAAM 245Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development3-5
AFRICAAM 262DAfrican American Poetics5
AFRICAAM 301RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAST 142Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice3-5
AMSTUD 15Global Flows: The Globalization of Hip Hop Art, Culture, and Politics1-2
AMSTUD 50NThe Literature of Inequality: Have and Have-Nots from the Gilded Age to the Occupy Era3
AMSTUD 51QComparative Fictions of Ethnicity4
AMSTUD 101American Fiction into Film: How Hollywood Scripts and Projects Black and White Relations3-5
AMSTUD 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
AMSTUD 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
AMSTUD 143Introduction to African American Literature3-5
AMSTUD 164CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now: African American History, 1865-19655
AMSTUD 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
AMSTUD 201History of Education in the United States3-5
AMSTUD 214The American 1960s: Thought, Protest, and Culture5
AMSTUD 226Race and Racism in American Politics5
AMSTUD 261EMixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa5
AMSTUD 262CAfrican American Literature and the Retreat of Jim Crow5
AMSTUD 262DAfrican American Poetics5
ANTHRO 32Theories in Race and Ethnicity: A Comparative Perspective5
ANTHRO 176Cultures, Minds, and Medicine1
ANTHRO 276Cultures, Minds, and Medicine1
ARTHIST 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
DANCE 31Chocolate Head-Space: Crowd-Sourced Performance Experience2
DANCE 45Dance Improvisation Techniques and Strategies Lab: From Hip Hop to Contact2
DANCE 60The Evolution of Hip Hop and the Dance Stage: From Broadway to Hollywood and MTV1
EDUC 193CPsychological Well-Being On Campus: Perspectives Of The Black Diaspora1
EDUC 216Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
ENGLISH 43Introduction to African American Literature3-5
ENGLISH 143Introduction to African American Literature3-5
HISTORY 11WService-Learning Workshop on Issues of Education Equity1
HISTORY 49CTHE SLAVE TRADE3
HISTORY 50AColonial and Revolutionary America3
HISTORY 50B19th Century America3
HISTORY 50CThe United States in the Twentieth Century3
HISTORY 54NAfrican American Women's Lives3-4
HISTORY 74SSounds of the Century: Popular Music and the United States in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 150B19th-Century America5
HISTORY 150CThe United States in the Twentieth Century5
HISTORY 158BHistory of Education in the United States3-5
HISTORY 164CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now: African American History, 1865-19655
HISTORY 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
HISTORY 167AMartin Luther King, Jr. and the Global Freedom Struggle3-5
HISTORY 255EEducation, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
HISTORY 299MUndergraduate Directed Research: Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute1-4
HUMBIO 121EEthnicity and Medicine1-3
HUMBIO 122SSocial Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health4
LINGUIST 65African American Vernacular English3-5
LINGUIST 152Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
LINGUIST 252Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
MUSIC 20AJazz Theory3
MUSIC 186AMusic and Religious Experience in the Contemporary World3-5
MUSIC 286AMusic and Religious Experience in the Contemporary World3-5
POLISCI 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
POLISCI 125VThe Voting Rights Act5
POLISCI 226Race and Racism in American Politics5
PSYCH 29NGrowing Up in America3
PSYCH 183Mind, Culture, and Society Research Core2-3
PSYCH 215Mind, Culture, and Society3
PUBLPOL 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
SOC 16NAfrican Americans and Social Movements3
SOC 22NThe Roots of Social Protest3
SOC 45QUnderstanding Race and Ethnicity in American Society4
SOC 145Race and Ethnic Relations in the USA4
SOC 149The Urban Underclass4
TAPS 32The 5th Element: Hip Hop Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Social Justice1-5
TAPS 176SFinding Meaning in Life's Struggles: Narrative Ways of Healing5
URBANST 112The Urban Underclass4

Thematic Concentration in Class

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Class. The Class Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore the cultural, social, legal, and political construction of racial and ethnic differences in African and or African American history, while examining the historical specificity of markets, money, property, and labor relations and explores the interdependence between the economy and politics, society, and culture.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Africa thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Class concentration.

AFRICAAM 16NAfrican Americans and Social Movements3
AFRICAAM 54NAfrican American Women's Lives3-4
AFRICAAM 64CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now!: African American History, 1865-19653
AFRICAAM 154Black Feminist Theory5
AFRICAAM 156Performing History: Race, Politics, and Staging the Plays of August Wilson4
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 245Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development3-5
AFRICAST 111Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 211Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
ANTHRO 145Race and Power5
ANTHRO 245Race and Power5
ARTHIST 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
EDUC 232Culture, Learning, and Poverty2-3
EDUC 245Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development3-5
ENGLISH 43Introduction to African American Literature3-5
HISTORY 47History of South Africa3
HISTORY 50AColonial and Revolutionary America3
HISTORY 164CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now: African American History, 1865-19655
HUMBIO 122SSocial Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health4
POLISCI 246PThe Dynamics of Change in Africa4-5
PSYCH 29NGrowing Up in America3
PSYCH 183Mind, Culture, and Society Research Core2-3
SOC 22NThe Roots of Social Protest3
SOC 45QUnderstanding Race and Ethnicity in American Society4
SOC 135Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States3
SOC 140Introduction to Social Stratification3
SOC 148Comparative Ethnic Conflict4
SOC 149The Urban Underclass4
URBANST 112The Urban Underclass4

Thematic Concentration in Diaspora

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in the Diaspora. The Diaspora Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore the exchanges among peoples and cultures from the continent of Africa and there global impact through exchanges which included trade, travel, exploration, migration that include the symbolic and aesthetic, as well as the empirical. The Diaspora major will also examine comparisons, connections and genealogical relations among geographically dispersed cases in order to consider past and present African identities in their global contexts.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Diaspora thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Diaspora concentration.

AFRICAAM 21African American Vernacular English3-5
AFRICAAM 31RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAAM 115South African Encounters1
AFRICAAM 133Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean4
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 301RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAST 138Conflict and Reconciliation in Africa: International Intervention3-5
AFRICAST 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
AMSTUD 261EMixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa5
ANTHRO 1Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology5
ANTHRO 27NEthnicity and Violence: Anthropological Perspectives3-5
ANTHRO 32Theories in Race and Ethnicity: A Comparative Perspective5
ANTHRO 121AHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
ANTHRO 138Medical Ethics in a Global World: Examining Race, Difference and Power in the Research Enterprise5
ANTHRO 139Ethnography of Africa5
ANTHRO 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
ANTHRO 141AScience, Technology, and Medicine in Africa4
ANTHRO 201Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology5
ANTHRO 239Ethnography of Africa5
ARTHIST 127AAfrican Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
COMPLIT 145BIdeas of Africa in Atlantic Writing3
DANCE 24Introduction to Dance in the African Diaspora4
DANCE 26Dance and at the African Diaspora4
ENGLISH 43Introduction to African American Literature3-5
ENGLISH 143Introduction to African American Literature3-5
HISTORY 48QSouth Africa: Contested Transitions3
HISTORY 49CTHE SLAVE TRADE3
HISTORY 50AColonial and Revolutionary America3
HISTORY 106AGlobal Human Geography: Asia and Africa5
LINGUIST 152Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4

Thematic Concentration in Education

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Education. The Education Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore the history, policy, and practice in education to understand how issues of race, ethnicity, and difference shape educational opportunity. The goal of the concentration is to develop an understanding of the core issues facing educators and policy makers so that students may learn how they can contribute to the social and political discourse surrounding issues of education and opportunity policy on the continent of Africa and within the global diaspora.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Education thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Diaspora concentration.

AFRICAAM 31RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAAM 32The 5th Element: Hip Hop Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Social Justice1-5
AFRICAAM 101FRace & Technology1-2
AFRICAAM 106Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices3-5
AFRICAAM 112Urban Education3-4
AFRICAAM 116Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
AFRICAAM 130Community-based Research As Tool for Social Change:Discourses of Equity in Communities & Classrooms3-5
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 200YHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 200ZHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 233ACounseling Theories and Interventions from a Multicultural Perspective3-5
AFRICAST 111Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 112AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa5
AFRICAST 135Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems3-4
AFRICAST 141AScience, Technology, and Medicine in Africa4
AFRICAST 211Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 212AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa5
AMSTUD 164CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now: African American History, 1865-19655
AMSTUD 201History of Education in the United States3-5
AMSTUD 226Race and Racism in American Politics5
ANTHRO 121AHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
EDUC 12SCHip Hop as a Universal Language2
EDUC 103BRace, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices3-5
EDUC 110Sociology of Education: The Social Organization of Schools4
EDUC 112XUrban Education3-4
EDUC 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
EDUC 146XPerspectives on the Education of Linguistic Minorities3-4
EDUC 157XEducation & Poverty: Research & Solutions1
EDUC 165History of Higher Education in the U.S.3-5
EDUC 193CPsychological Well-Being On Campus: Perspectives Of The Black Diaspora1
EDUC 201History of Education in the United States3-5
EDUC 212XUrban Education3-4
EDUC 216Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
EDUC 232Culture, Learning, and Poverty2-3
EDUC 243Writing Across Languages and Cultures: Research in Writing and Writing Instruction3-5
EDUC 245Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development3-5
EDUC 274XSchool Choice: The Role of Charter Schools3
EDUC 322Community-based Research As Tool for Social Change:Discourses of Equity in Communities & Classrooms3-5
HISTORY 11WService-Learning Workshop on Issues of Education Equity1
HISTORY 64Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Modern America4-5
HISTORY 158BHistory of Education in the United States3-5
HISTORY 255EEducation, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
HISTORY 299MUndergraduate Directed Research: Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute1-4
LINGUIST 65African American Vernacular English3-5
LINGUIST 152Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
LINGUIST 252Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
SOC 132Sociology of Education: The Social Organization of Schools4
SOC 135Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States3
TAPS 32The 5th Element: Hip Hop Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Social Justice1-5

Thematic Concentration in Gender

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Gender. The Gender Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore the historical and contemporary experiences and histories of women or men among the cultures from the continent of Africa and the diaspora. Students will also explore how these how societies organize gender roles, relations, and identities, and how these intersect with other hierarchies of power, such as class, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, disability and age.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Gender thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Gender concentration.

AFRICAAM 16NAfrican Americans and Social Movements3
AFRICAAM 31RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAAM 43Introduction to African American Literature3-5
AFRICAAM 54NAfrican American Women's Lives3-4
AFRICAAM 145APoetics and Politics of Caribbean Women's Literature5
AFRICAAM 154Black Feminist Theory5
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 245Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development3-5
AMSTUD 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
AMSTUD 201History of Education in the United States3-5
ANTHRO 1Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology5
ANTHRO 135HConversations in CSRE: Case Studies in the Stanford Community1-2
ANTHRO 135ICSRE House Seminar: Race and Ethnicity at Stanford1-2
ANTHRO 187AThe Anthropology of Race, Nature, and Animality5
ANTHRO 201Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology5
ARTHIST 162Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art4
ARTHIST 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
CSRE 144Transforming Self and Systems: Crossing Borders of Race, Nation, Gender, Sexuality, and Class5
EDUC 245Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development3-5
ENGLISH 143Introduction to African American Literature3-5
FEMGEN 107BEAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education1
FEMGEN 154Black Feminist Theory5
HISTORY 54NAfrican American Women's Lives3-4
HISTORY 74SSounds of the Century: Popular Music and the United States in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 158BHistory of Education in the United States3-5
LINGUIST 156Language and Gender4
LINGUIST 256Language, Gender and Sexuality1-4
PSYCH 183Mind, Culture, and Society Research Core2-3
SOC 16NAfrican Americans and Social Movements3
SOC 140Introduction to Social Stratification3
SOC 142Sociology of Gender5

Thematic Concentration in Historical Period

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Historical Period. The Historical Period concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore African and or African American history and politics from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the historical period thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Historical Period concentration.

AFRICAAM 18AJazz History: Ragtime to Bebop, 1900-19403
AFRICAAM 18BJazz History: Bebop to Present, 1940-Present3
AFRICAAM 30The Egyptians3-5
AFRICAAM 50B19th Century America3
AFRICAAM 64CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now!: African American History, 1865-19653
AFRICAAM 102Introduction to Public History and Public Service4-5
AFRICAAM 105Introduction to African and African American Studies5
AFRICAAM 107CThe Black Mediterranean: Greece, Rome and Antiquity4-5
AFRICAAM 116Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
AFRICAAM 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
AFRICAAM 150B19th-Century America5
AFRICAAM 152GHarlem Renaissance5
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 262DAfrican American Poetics5
AFRICAST 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
AMSTUD 164CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now: African American History, 1865-19655
AMSTUD 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
AMSTUD 261EMixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa5
AMSTUD 262CAfrican American Literature and the Retreat of Jim Crow5
EDUC 216Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
HISTORY 45BAfrica in the Twentieth Century3
HISTORY 50AColonial and Revolutionary America3
HISTORY 50B19th Century America3
HISTORY 50CThe United States in the Twentieth Century3
HISTORY 54NAfrican American Women's Lives3-4
HISTORY 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 147History of South Africa5
HISTORY 150B19th-Century America5
HISTORY 164CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now: African American History, 1865-19655
HISTORY 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
HISTORY 167AMartin Luther King, Jr. and the Global Freedom Struggle3-5
HISTORY 255EEducation, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
MUSIC 18AJazz History: Ragtime to Bebop, 1900-19403
MUSIC 18BJazz History: Bebop to Present, 1940-Present3
SOC 119Understanding Large-Scale Societal Change: The Case of the 1960s5

Thematic Concentration in Identity, Diversity and Aesthetics (IDA)

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Identity, Diversity and Aesthetics (IDA).  The Identity, Diversity, and Aesthetics Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore the intersections of culture, race, the arts, and social transformation. In IDA courses taught by Stanford faculty, lecturers, and distinguished Visiting Artists, students learn how the arts, activism, and the academy interact to produce aesthetic and societal change.

The IDA concentration requires 15 units including two approved AAAS core courses and AFRICAAM 200X: Honors Thesis & Senior Thesis Seminar (WIM), taken Autumn Quarter of the senior year. IDA Thematic courses may focus on artistic practice and performance, art history, creative writing, community arts, art and social change, writing for performance, critical studies in art and performance, and critical arts theory.

Additionally, IDA concentration students must complete a creative senior project. Possible senior projects include a stage production, a set of recorded music, an anthology of creative writing, a curated or solo exhibition, or a community arts workshop. Students who elect to write an honors thesis may incorporate their project as the basis for their thesis.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Africa thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Identity, Diversity and Aesthetics (IDA) concentration.

AFRICAAM 18BJazz History: Bebop to Present, 1940-Present3
AFRICAAM 20AJazz Theory3
AFRICAAM 32The 5th Element: Hip Hop Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Social Justice1-5
AFRICAAM 45Dance Improvisation Techniques and Strategies Lab: From Hip Hop to Contact2
AFRICAAM 75EBlack Cinema2
AFRICAAM 103Dance, Text, Gesture: Performance and Composition1
AFRICAAM 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
AFRICAAM 122EArt in the Streets: Identity in Murals, Site-specific works, and Interventions in Public Spaces4
AFRICAAM 127ACan't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Arts4
AFRICAAM 156Performing History: Race, Politics, and Staging the Plays of August Wilson4
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 262DAfrican American Poetics5
AFRICAST 127African Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
AMSTUD 15Global Flows: The Globalization of Hip Hop Art, Culture, and Politics1-2
AMSTUD 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
AMSTUD 262DAfrican American Poetics5
ANTHRO 121AHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
ARTHIST 127AAfrican Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
ARTHIST 162Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art4
ARTHIST 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
CSRE 127ACan't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Arts4
DANCE 24Introduction to Dance in the African Diaspora4
DANCE 26Dance and at the African Diaspora4
DANCE 30Chocolate Heads Movement Band Performance Workshop2
DANCE 31Chocolate Head-Space: Crowd-Sourced Performance Experience2
DANCE 45Dance Improvisation Techniques and Strategies Lab: From Hip Hop to Contact2
DANCE 58Beginning Hip Hop1
DANCE 59Intermediate-Advanced Hip-Hop1
DANCE 60The Evolution of Hip Hop and the Dance Stage: From Broadway to Hollywood and MTV1
DANCE 103Dance, Text, Gesture: Performance and Composition1
DANCE 108Hip Hop Meets Broadway1
EDUC 12SCHip Hop as a Universal Language2
EDUC 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
HISTORY 74SSounds of the Century: Popular Music and the United States in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
MUSIC 18AJazz History: Ragtime to Bebop, 1900-19403
MUSIC 18BJazz History: Bebop to Present, 1940-Present3
MUSIC 20AJazz Theory3
MUSIC 186AMusic and Religious Experience in the Contemporary World3-5
MUSIC 286AMusic and Religious Experience in the Contemporary World3-5
TAPS 32The 5th Element: Hip Hop Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Social Justice1-5
TAPS 151HID21 STRATLAB: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Improvising Identities4-5
TAPS 156Performing History: Race, Politics, and Staging the Plays of August Wilson4
TAPS 176SFinding Meaning in Life's Struggles: Narrative Ways of Healing5

Thematic Concentration in Linguistics

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Linguistics. The Linguistics Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore the relationships between language, race and ethnicity across a wide range of social, cultural and educational contexts.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Language thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office. Students may obtain credit for the study of approved AAAS languages towards their degree. If students take 15 or more units of an approved language relevant to AAAS, they may apply 5 of those units toward their degree.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Linguistics concentration.

AFRICAAM 21African American Vernacular English3-5
AFRICAAM 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AMELANG 100ABeginning Amharic, First Quarter4
AMELANG 100BFirst-Year Amharic, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 100CFirst-Year Amharic, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 101ASecond-Year Amharic, First Quarter4
AMELANG 101BSecond-Year Amharic, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 101CSecond-Year Amharic, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 103AFirst-Year Hausa, First Quarter4
AMELANG 103BFirst-Year Hausa, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 103CFirst-Year Hausa, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 106AFirst-Year Swahili, First Quarter5
AMELANG 106BFirst-Year Swahili, Second Quarter5
AMELANG 106CFirst-Year Swahili, Third Quarter5
AMELANG 107ASecond-Year Swahili, First Quarter5
AMELANG 107BSecond-Year Swahili, Second Quarter5
AMELANG 107CSecond-Year Swahili, Third Quarter5
AMELANG 108AThird-Year Swahili, First Quarter4
AMELANG 108BThird-Year Swahili, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 108CThird-Year Swahili, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 110AFirst-Year Wolof, First Quarter3
AMELANG 114ABeginning Afrikaans, First Quarter4
AMELANG 114BBeginning Afrikaans, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 115ASecond year - Afrikaans, First Quarter4
AMELANG 115BSecond - year Afrikaans, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 115CSecond - YearAfrikaans, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 134AFirst-Year Igbo, First Quarter4
AMELANG 134BFirst-Year Igbo, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 134CFirst-Year Igbo, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 135ASecond-Year Igbo, First Quarter4
AMELANG 136AFirst-Year Xhosa, First Quarter4
AMELANG 136BFirst-Year Xhosa, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 136CFirst-Year Xhosa, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 137ASecond-Year Xhosa, First Quarter4
AMELANG 137BSecond-Year Xhosa, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 137CSecond-Year Xhosa, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 153Introduction to Twi1
AMELANG 153AFirst-Year Twi, First Quarter4
AMELANG 153BFirst-Year Twi, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 153CFirst-Year Beginning Twi, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 154ASecond-Year Twi, First Quarter4
AMELANG 154BSecond-Year Twi, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 154CSecond-Year Twi, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 156AFirst-Year Zulu, First Quarter4
AMELANG 156BFirst-Year Zulu, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 156CFirst-Year Zulu, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 157ASecont-Year Zulu, First Quarter4
AMELANG 157BSecond-Year Zulu, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 157CSecond-Year Zulu, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 180AFirst-Year Kinyarwanda, First Quarter4
AMELANG 180BFirst-Year Kinyarwanda, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 182AIntermediate Fulani, First Quarter3
AMELANG 182BIntermediate Fulani, Second Quarter3
AMELANG 182CIntermediate Fulani, Third Quarter3
AMELANG 187AFirst-Year Yoruba, First Quarter4
AMELANG 187BFirst-Year Yoruba, Second Quarter4
AMELANG 187CFirst-Year Yoruba, Third Quarter4
AMELANG 203ABeginning Hausa, First Quarter3
AMELANG 203BBeginning Hausa, Second Quarter3
AMELANG 206BIntensive Beginning Swahili, Part B4
AMELANG 206CIntensive Beginning Swahili, Part C4
EDUC 12SCHip Hop as a Universal Language2
EDUC 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
LINGUIST 65African American Vernacular English3-5
LINGUIST 152Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
LINGUIST 251Sociolinguistic Field Methods3-5
LINGUIST 252Sociolinguistics and Pidgin Creole Studies2-4
LINGUIST 256Language, Gender and Sexuality1-4

Thematic Concentration in Mixed Race

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Mixed Race. The Mixed Race Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore how African and or African American identities was and is constituted with relation to issues of race and ethnicity. The concentration investigates how mixed race identities effect domestic and foreign policy, law, history, culture, and society are formed within conversations, debates, policies and studies regarding race and ethnicity. Issues of immigration, citizenship, empire and expansion, defense, diplomacy, human rights, public welfare, social justice and law, educational rights and other topics are explored from the angle of how racial and ethnic difference impacts debate and policy.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Mixed Race thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Mixed Race concentration.

AFRICAAM 31RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAAM 131Genes and Identity5
AFRICAAM 156Performing History: Race, Politics, and Staging the Plays of August Wilson4
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 200YHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 200ZHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 233ACounseling Theories and Interventions from a Multicultural Perspective3-5
AFRICAAM 261EMixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa5
AMSTUD 51QComparative Fictions of Ethnicity4
AMSTUD 101American Fiction into Film: How Hollywood Scripts and Projects Black and White Relations3-5
AMSTUD 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
AMSTUD 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
AMSTUD 226Race and Racism in American Politics5
ANTHRO 27NEthnicity and Violence: Anthropological Perspectives3-5
ANTHRO 32Theories in Race and Ethnicity: A Comparative Perspective5
ANTHRO 135HConversations in CSRE: Case Studies in the Stanford Community1-2
ANTHRO 135ICSRE House Seminar: Race and Ethnicity at Stanford1-2
ANTHRO 145Race and Power5
ANTHRO 187AThe Anthropology of Race, Nature, and Animality5
ANTHRO 245Race and Power5
ARTHIST 162Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art4
ARTHIST 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
COMPLIT 41QEthnicity and Literature5
COMPLIT 51QComparative Fictions of Ethnicity4
CSRE 144Transforming Self and Systems: Crossing Borders of Race, Nation, Gender, Sexuality, and Class5
EDUC 103BRace, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices3-5
ENGLISH 15SCThe New Millennium Mix: Crossings of Race & Culture2
ENGLISH 43Introduction to African American Literature3-5
FEMGEN 107BEAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education1
HISTORY 49CTHE SLAVE TRADE3
POLISCI 11NThe Rwandan Genocide3
POLISCI 28NThe Changing Nature of Racial Identity in American Politics3
POLISCI 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
PSYCH 29NGrowing Up in America3
PSYCH 215Mind, Culture, and Society3
PUBLPOL 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
SOC 145Race and Ethnic Relations in the USA4
SOC 155The Changing American Family4
TAPS 176SFinding Meaning in Life's Struggles: Narrative Ways of Healing5

Thematic Concentration in Theory

Students in the African & African American Studies major can choose a concentration in Theory. The Theory Concentration in African & African American Studies is a program designed to explore the meta-narratives and theoretical frameworks for analyzing enduring issues of cultural, religious, and political life both within African and or African American societies and between political communities. Students will also explore the role of identities, values and prejudices that are the product of historical processes and the interaction of different peoples.

The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Theory thematic concentration should contact the AAAS undergraduate program office.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Theory concentration.

AFRICAAM 31RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora1
AFRICAAM 107CThe Black Mediterranean: Greece, Rome and Antiquity4-5
AFRICAAM 125VThe Voting Rights Act5
AFRICAAM 127ACan't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Arts4
AFRICAAM 154Black Feminist Theory5
AFRICAAM 190Directed Reading1-5
AFRICAAM 195Independent Study5
AFRICAAM 199Honors Project1-5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 200YHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 200ZHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research3-5
AFRICAAM 233ACounseling Theories and Interventions from a Multicultural Perspective3-5
AFRICAST 135Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems3-4
AFRICAST 142Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice3-5
AFRICAST 195Back from Africa Workshop1-2
AMSTUD 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
ANTHRO 90BTheory of Cultural and Social Anthropology5
LINGUIST 156Language and Gender4
LINGUIST 251Sociolinguistic Field Methods3-5
LINGUIST 255BSociolinguistics Classics and Community Studies3-5
POLISCI 226Race and Racism in American Politics5
PSYCH 75Introduction to Cultural Psychology5
PSYCH 217Topics and Methods Related to Culture and Emotion1-3
SOC 14NInequality in American Society4
SOC 15NThe Transformation of Socialist Societies3
SOC 46NRace, Ethnic, and National Identities: Imagined Communities3
SOC 118Social Movements and Collective Action4
SOC 119Understanding Large-Scale Societal Change: The Case of the 1960s5
SOC 170Classics of Modern Social Theory4
URBANST 123Approaching Research and the Community2-3

Minor in African and African American Studies

Students who minor in AAAS complete a minimum of 30 units from the list of AAAS courses. These courses must include:

  1. AFRICAAM 43 Introduction to African American Literature or AFRICAAM 105 Introduction to African and African American Studies (5 units)
  2. One Social Science course from AAAS approved core course list. (5 units)
  3. One Humanities course from AAAS approved core course list. (5 units)

Students should seek to develop a coherent theme in their course selections in consultation with the program director or associate director. An appointment should be made to discuss the rationale for the minor theme preceding submission of the declaration forms.

Director: Dr. H. Samy Alim (Education)

Associate Director: Dr. Cheryl A. Brown

Advisory Committee: H. Samy Alim (Education), Arnetha Ball (Education), Ralph Richard Banks (Law), Jan Barker-Alexander (Director, Black Community Services Center), Jennifer Brody (Drama), Bryan Anthony Brown (Education), Cheryl Brown (Program in African and African American Studies), James Campbell (History), Clayborne Carson (History), Prudence Carter (Education), Jennifer Eberhardt (Psychology), Harry Elam (Drama), Michele Elam (English), James Ferguson (Anthropology), Corey Fields (Sociology), Shelley Fisher Fishkin (English), Linda Darling-Hammond (Education), Sean Hanretta (History), Allyson Hobbs (History), David Palumbo-Liu (Comparative Literature), Vaughn Rasberry (English), John R. Rickford (Linguistics), José David Saldívar (English), Joel Samoff (African Studies)

Affiliated Faculty: David Abernethy (Political Science, emeritus), H.Samy Alim (Education), R. Lanier Anderson (Philosophy), Anthony Antonio (Education), Arnetha Ball (Education), Ralph Richard Banks (Law), Lucius Barker (Political Science, emeritus), Don Barr (Sociology), Shasad Bashir (Religious Studies), Carl Bielefeldt (Religious Studies), Jennifer Brody (Drama), Bryan Anthony Brown (Education), Cheryl Brown (Associate Director, Program in African and African American Studies), Albert Camarillo (History), James Campbell (History), Clayborne Carson (History), Prudence Carter (Education), Gordon Chang (History), Wanda Corn (Art and Art History, emerita), Linda Darling-Hammond (Education), David Degusta (Anthropology), Sandra Drake (English, emerita), Jennifer Eberhardt (Psychology), Paulla Ebron (Anthropology), Harry Elam (Vice Provost), Michele Elam (English), Corey Fields (Sociology), James Ferguson (Anthropology), Shelley Fisher Fishkin (English), Charlotte Fonrobert (Religious Studies), Sean Hanretta (History), Aleta Hayes (Drama), Jeff Chang (Director, Identity Diversity, and Aesthetics), Allyson Hobbs (History), Gavin Jones (English), Terry Karl (Political Science), Anthony Kramer (Drama), Teresa LaFromboise (Education), Brian Lowery (Graduate School of Business), Lisa Malkki (Anthropology), Hazel Markus (Psychology), Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz (Art and Art History), Monica McDermott (Sociology), Nadia De León (Director, Service Learning in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity), Robert Moses (Drama), Paula Moya (English), Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi (French and Comparative Literature), Susan Olzak (Sociology), David Palumbo-Liu (Comparative Literature), Arnold Rampersad (English), Vaughn Rasberry (English), John R. Rickford (Linguistics), Richard Roberts (History), Sonia Rocha (Sociology), Michael Rosenfeld (Sociology), José David Saldívar (English), Ramón Saldívar (English), Joel Samoff (African Studies),Gary Segura (Political Science), Paul Sniderman (Political Science), C. Matthew Snipp (Sociology), Ewart Thomas (Psychology), Jeane Tsai (Psychology), Jeremy Weinstein (Political Science), Bryan Wolf (American Art and Culture), Yvonne Yarbo-Bejarno (Spanish and Portuguese)

Overseas Studies Courses in African and African American Studies

The Bing Overseas Studies Program manages Stanford study abroad programs for Stanford undergraduates. Students should consult their department or program's student services office for applicability of Overseas Studies courses to a major or minor program.

The Bing Overseas Studies course search site displays courses, locations, and quarters relevant to specific majors.

For course descriptions and additional offerings, see the listings in the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses or Bing Overseas Studies.


OSPCPTWN 18Xhosa Language and Culture2
OSPCPTWN 24ATargeted Research Project in Community Health and Development3
OSPCPTWN 24BTargeted Research Project in Community Health and Development5
OSPCPTWN 31Political Economy of Foreign Aid3
OSPCPTWN 33Southern Africa: from Liberation Struggles to Region-Building4
OSPCPTWN 36The Archaeology of Southern African Hunter Gatherers4
OSPCPTWN 38Genocide: African Experiences in Comparative Perspective3-5
OSPCPTWN 44Negotiating Home, Citizenship and the South African City4
OSPCPTWN 49Water in South Africa: Human Right, Public Trust, or Market Commodity?4
OSPCPTWN 54Monuments and Memory2-4
OSPCPTWN 55Arts of Change5
OSPCPTWN 56HIV Policy Issues and Models3
OSPCPTWN 68Cities in the 21st Century: Urbanization, Globalization and Security4
OSPPARIS 186FContemporary African Literature in French4

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AFRICAAM 18AJazz History: Ragtime to Bebop, 1900-19403
AFRICAAM 18BJazz History: Bebop to Present, 1940-Present3
AFRICAAM 20AJazz Theory3
AFRICAAM 45Dance Improvisation Techniques and Strategies Lab: From Hip Hop to Contact2
AFRICAAM 101FRace & Technology1-2
AFRICAAM 102Introduction to Public History and Public Service4-5
AFRICAAM 103Dance, Text, Gesture: Performance and Composition1
AFRICAAM 106Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices3-5
AFRICAAM 107CThe Black Mediterranean: Greece, Rome and Antiquity4-5
AFRICAAM 112Urban Education3-4
AFRICAAM 115South African Encounters1
AFRICAAM 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
AFRICAAM 122EArt in the Streets: Identity in Murals, Site-specific works, and Interventions in Public Spaces4
AFRICAAM 125VThe Voting Rights Act5
AFRICAAM 127ACan't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Arts4
AFRICAAM 130Community-based Research As Tool for Social Change:Discourses of Equity in Communities & Classrooms3-5
AFRICAAM 131Genes and Identity5
AFRICAAM 133Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean4
AFRICAAM 145APoetics and Politics of Caribbean Women's Literature5
AFRICAAM 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
AFRICAAM 150B19th-Century America5
AFRICAAM 154Black Feminist Theory5
AFRICAAM 200XHonors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar5
AFRICAAM 233ACounseling Theories and Interventions from a Multicultural Perspective3-5
AFRICAAM 261EMixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa5
AMELANG 108AThird-Year Swahili, First Quarter4
AMSTUD 15Global Flows: The Globalization of Hip Hop Art, Culture, and Politics1-2
AMSTUD 50NThe Literature of Inequality: Have and Have-Nots from the Gilded Age to the Occupy Era3
AMSTUD 51QComparative Fictions of Ethnicity4
AMSTUD 101American Fiction into Film: How Hollywood Scripts and Projects Black and White Relations3-5
AMSTUD 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
AMSTUD 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
AMSTUD 121ZPolitical Power in American Cities5
AMSTUD 143Introduction to African American Literature3-5
AMSTUD 150B19th-Century America5
AMSTUD 164CFrom Freedom to Freedom Now: African American History, 1865-19655
AMSTUD 166Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle3-5
AMSTUD 178Ethnicity and Dissent in United States Art and Literature4
AMSTUD 201History of Education in the United States3-5
AMSTUD 214The American 1960s: Thought, Protest, and Culture5
AMSTUD 226Race and Racism in American Politics5
ANTHRO 1Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology5
ANTHRO 27NEthnicity and Violence: Anthropological Perspectives3-5
ANTHRO 32Theories in Race and Ethnicity: A Comparative Perspective5
ANTHRO 90BTheory of Cultural and Social Anthropology5
ANTHRO 121AHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
ANTHRO 135HConversations in CSRE: Case Studies in the Stanford Community1-2
ANTHRO 135ICSRE House Seminar: Race and Ethnicity at Stanford1-2
ANTHRO 138Medical Ethics in a Global World: Examining Race, Difference and Power in the Research Enterprise5
ANTHRO 139Ethnography of Africa5
ANTHRO 139AForgotten Africa: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Africa5
ANTHRO 141AScience, Technology, and Medicine in Africa4
ANTHRO 145Race and Power5
ANTHRO 176Cultures, Minds, and Medicine1
ANTHRO 185Medical Anthropology of Contemporary Africa5
ANTHRO 187AThe Anthropology of Race, Nature, and Animality5
ANTHRO 201Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology5
ANTHRO 238Medical Ethics in a Global World: Examining Race, Difference and Power in the Research Enterprise5
ANTHRO 239Ethnography of Africa5
ANTHRO 241The State in Africa5
ANTHRO 245Race and Power5
ANTHRO 276Cultures, Minds, and Medicine1
ANTHRO 285Medical Anthropology of Contemporary Africa5
ARTHIST 162Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art4
COMPLIT 41QEthnicity and Literature5
COMPLIT 51QComparative Fictions of Ethnicity4
CSRE 127ACan't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Arts4
CSRE 144Transforming Self and Systems: Crossing Borders of Race, Nation, Gender, Sexuality, and Class5
DANCE 24Introduction to Dance in the African Diaspora4
DANCE 26Dance and at the African Diaspora4
DANCE 30Chocolate Heads Movement Band Performance Workshop2
DANCE 31Chocolate Head-Space: Crowd-Sourced Performance Experience2
DANCE 45Dance Improvisation Techniques and Strategies Lab: From Hip Hop to Contact2
DANCE 58Beginning Hip Hop1
DANCE 59Intermediate-Advanced Hip-Hop1
DANCE 60The Evolution of Hip Hop and the Dance Stage: From Broadway to Hollywood and MTV1
DANCE 103Dance, Text, Gesture: Performance and Composition1
DANCE 108Hip Hop Meets Broadway1
EDUC 12SCHip Hop as a Universal Language2
EDUC 103BRace, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices3-5
EDUC 110Sociology of Education: The Social Organization of Schools4
EDUC 112XUrban Education3-4
EDUC 121XHip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language3-4
EDUC 146XPerspectives on the Education of Linguistic Minorities3-4
EDUC 157XEducation & Poverty: Research & Solutions1
EDUC 165History of Higher Education in the U.S.3-5
EDUC 193CPsychological Well-Being On Campus: Perspectives Of The Black Diaspora1
EDUC 201History of Education in the United States3-5
EDUC 212XUrban Education3-4
EDUC 216Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
EDUC 232Culture, Learning, and Poverty2-3
EDUC 243Writing Across Languages and Cultures: Research in Writing and Writing Instruction3-5
EDUC 245Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development3-5
EDUC 274XSchool Choice: The Role of Charter Schools3
EDUC 322Community-based Research As Tool for Social Change:Discourses of Equity in Communities & Classrooms3-5
ENGLISH 15SCThe New Millennium Mix: Crossings of Race & Culture2
FEMGEN 107BEAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education1
FEMGEN 154Black Feminist Theory5
HISTORY 11WService-Learning Workshop on Issues of Education Equity1
HISTORY 49CTHE SLAVE TRADE3
HISTORY 50AColonial and Revolutionary America3
HISTORY 50B19th Century America3
HISTORY 50CThe United States in the Twentieth Century3
HISTORY 64Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Modern America4-5
HISTORY 74SSounds of the Century: Popular Music and the United States in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 106AGlobal Human Geography: Asia and Africa5
HISTORY 147History of South Africa5
HISTORY 150B19th-Century America5
HISTORY 150CThe United States in the Twentieth Century5
HISTORY 158BHistory of Education in the United States3-5
HISTORY 167AMartin Luther King, Jr. and the Global Freedom Struggle3-5
HISTORY 255EEducation, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-19903-5
HISTORY 260California's Minority-Majority Cities4-5
HISTORY 299MUndergraduate Directed Research: Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute1-4
HUMBIO 121EEthnicity and Medicine1-3
HUMBIO 122SSocial Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health4
LINGUIST 65African American Vernacular English3-5
LINGUIST 156Language and Gender4
LINGUIST 251Sociolinguistic Field Methods3-5
LINGUIST 255BSociolinguistics Classics and Community Studies3-5
LINGUIST 256Language, Gender and Sexuality1-4
MUSIC 18AJazz History: Ragtime to Bebop, 1900-19403
MUSIC 18BJazz History: Bebop to Present, 1940-Present3
MUSIC 20AJazz Theory3
MUSIC 186AMusic and Religious Experience in the Contemporary World3-5
MUSIC 286AMusic and Religious Experience in the Contemporary World3-5
POLISCI 11NThe Rwandan Genocide3
POLISCI 28NThe Changing Nature of Racial Identity in American Politics3
POLISCI 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
POLISCI 125VThe Voting Rights Act5
POLISCI 226Race and Racism in American Politics5
PSYCH 29NGrowing Up in America3
PSYCH 75Introduction to Cultural Psychology5
PSYCH 183Mind, Culture, and Society Research Core2-3
PSYCH 215Mind, Culture, and Society3
PSYCH 217Topics and Methods Related to Culture and Emotion1-3
PUBLPOL 121LRacial-Ethnic Politics in US5
SOC 14NInequality in American Society4
SOC 15NThe Transformation of Socialist Societies3
SOC 22NThe Roots of Social Protest3
SOC 45QUnderstanding Race and Ethnicity in American Society4
SOC 46NRace, Ethnic, and National Identities: Imagined Communities3
SOC 118Social Movements and Collective Action4
SOC 119Understanding Large-Scale Societal Change: The Case of the 1960s5
SOC 132Sociology of Education: The Social Organization of Schools4
SOC 135Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States3
SOC 140Introduction to Social Stratification3
SOC 142Sociology of Gender5
SOC 145Race and Ethnic Relations in the USA4
SOC 148Comparative Ethnic Conflict4
SOC 155The Changing American Family4
SOC 170Classics of Modern Social Theory4
TAPS 151HID21 STRATLAB: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Improvising Identities4-5
TAPS 156Performing History: Race, Politics, and Staging the Plays of August Wilson4
TAPS 176SFinding Meaning in Life's Struggles: Narrative Ways of Healing5
URBANST 112The Urban Underclass4
URBANST 123Approaching Research and the Community2-3

Courses

AFRICAAM 16N. African Americans and Social Movements. 3 Units.

Theory and research on African Americans' roles in post-Civil Rights, US social movements. Topics include women¿s right, LGBT rights, environmental movement, and contemporary political conservativism.
Same as: CSRE 16N, SOC 16N

AFRICAAM 18A. Jazz History: Ragtime to Bebop, 1900-1940. 3 Units.

From the beginning of jazz to the war years.
Same as: MUSIC 18A

AFRICAAM 18B. Jazz History: Bebop to Present, 1940-Present. 3 Units.

Modern jazz styles from Bebop to the current scene. Emphasis is on the significant artists of each style.
Same as: MUSIC 18B

AFRICAAM 20A. Jazz Theory. 3 Units.

Introduces the language and sounds of jazz through listening, analysis, and compositional exercises. Students apply the fundamentals of music theory to the study of jazz. Prerequisite: 19 or consent of instructor.
Same as: MUSIC 20A

AFRICAAM 21. African American Vernacular English. 3-5 Units.

The English vernacular spoken by African Americans in big city settings, and its relation to Creole English dialects spoken on the S. Carolina Sea Islands (Gullah), in the Caribbean, and in W. Africa. The history of expressive uses of African American English (in soundin' and rappin'), and its educational implications. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center).
Same as: LINGUIST 65

AFRICAAM 24. Introduction to Dance in the African Diaspora. 4 Units.

This course introduces students to dance as an important cultural force in the African Diaspora. From capoeira in Brazil to dance hall in Jamaica to hip hop in the United States and Ghana, we will analyze dance as a form of resistance to slavery, colonialism, and oppression; as an integral component of community formation; and as a practice that shapes racial, gendered, and national identity. We will explore these topics through readings, film viewings, and movement workshops (no previous dance experience required). Students will have the option to do a creative performance as part of their final project.
Same as: CSRE 24D, DANCE 24, TAPS 152D

AFRICAAM 30. The Egyptians. 3-5 Units.

Overview of ancient Egyptian pasts, from predynastic times to Greco-Roman rule, roughly 3000 BCE to 30 BCE. Attention to archaeological sites and artifacts; workings of society; and cultural productions, both artistic and literary. Weekly participation in a discussion section is required.
Same as: CLASSICS 82

AFRICAAM 31. RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora. 1 Unit.

Students to engage in an intellectual discussion about the African Diaspora with leading faculty at Stanford across departments including Education, Linguistics, Sociology, History, Political Science, English, and Theater & Performance Studies. Several lunches with guest speakers. This course will meet in the Program for African & African American Studies Office in Building 360 Room 362B (Main Quad). This course is limited to Freshman and Sophomore enrollment.

AFRICAAM 32. The 5th Element: Hip Hop Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Social Justice. 1-5 Unit.

This course-series brings together leading scholars with critically-acclaimed artists, local teachers, youth, and community organizations to consider the complex relationships between culture, knowledge, pedagogy and social justice. Participants will examine the cultural meaning of knowledge as "the 5th element" of Hip Hop Culture (in addition to MCing, DJing, graffiti, and dance) and how educators and cultural workers have leveraged this knowledge for social justice. Overall, participants will gain a strong theoretical knowledge of culturally relevant and culturally sustaining pedagogies and learn to apply this knowledge by engaging with guest artists, teachers, youth, and community youth arts organizations.
Same as: AMSTUD 32, CSRE 32A, EDUC 32X, EDUC 432X, TAPS 32

AFRICAAM 33. From Moments to Movements: New Media, Narrative, and 21st Century Activism. 5 Units.

In this course, taught by leading cultural critic, dream hampton, we'll look at 21st century activism as influenced by both new media and an emphasis on narrative, critically investigating the opportunities and limitations created by #hashtag activism. We'll examine the work and talk to the organizers who are developing new strategies for on and offline activism. In real time, students will track, engage and create metric analytics of certain online activism trends, looking closely at those whose impact and success is measurable. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a day long, youth lead activist training. We will read classic twentieth century media: texts, posters, pamphlets and papers with an emphasis on the intersection of the political and cultural. Students will produce their own low fi zine or help a student organization of their choice develop their online presence.

AFRICAAM 34. Race, Policing, and Mass Incarceration. 1-3 Unit.

This course is a critical examination of the relationship between race, policing, and mass incarceration. Students will be reading the most important contemporary texts to discuss and deconstruct this relationship, as well as attending lectures and workshops by leading scholars and activists. The course will approach this critical nexus of concerns--race, policing, and mass incarceration--from social scientific, legal, theoretical and activist viewpoints.

AFRICAAM 40SI. Possessive Investment in Whiteness. 1-2 Unit.

An approachable but nuanced way of developing a notion of the construction and maintenance of whiteness in the United States. By focusing on George Lipsitz's book, the class works to challenge and refine the ideas of white privilege and race in the history and contemporary United States. By focusing on the single text, with some outside supplementary material, the course does not contend that Lipsitz is providing the only truth, but the class looks to complicate his notions and expand them with personal and outside understandings. May be repeated for credit.

AFRICAAM 43. Introduction to African American Literature. 3-5 Units.

(English majors and others taking 5 units, register for 143.) African American literature from its earliest manifestations in the spirituals, trickster tales, and slave narratives to recent developments such as black feminist theory, postmodern fiction, and hip hop lyricism. We will engage some of the defining debates and phenomena within African American cultural history, including the status of realist aesthetics in black writing; the contested role of literature in black political struggle; the question of diaspora; the problem of intra-racial racism; and the emergence of black internationalism. Attuned to the invariably hybrid nature of this tradition, we will also devote attention to the discourse of the Enlightenment, modernist aesthetics, and the role of Marxism in black political and literary history.
Same as: AMSTUD 143, ENGLISH 43, ENGLISH 143

AFRICAAM 45. Dance Improvisation Techniques and Strategies Lab: From Hip Hop to Contact. 2 Units.

By learning various dance improvisation forms across cultures, students will develop techniques to gain a deep understanding of generating movement from the inside-out, inspired by conceptual strategies from master improvisors while harnessing that potential for creating dances. Guest dancer/choreographer workshops and Dance Jams enhance the learning experience. All Levels welcome.
Same as: DANCE 45

AFRICAAM 47. History of South Africa. 3 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 147. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 147.) Introduction, focusing particularly on the modern era. Topics include: precolonial African societies; European colonization; the impact of the mineral revolution; the evolution of African and Afrikaner nationalism; the rise and fall of the apartheid state; the politics of post-apartheid transformation; and the AIDS crisis.
Same as: HISTORY 47

AFRICAAM 48Q. South Africa: Contested Transitions. 3 Units.

Preference to sophomores. The inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president in May 1994 marked the end of an era and a way of life for S. Africa. The changes have been dramatic, yet the legacies of racism and inequality persist. Focus: overlapping and sharply contested transitions. Who advocates and opposes change? Why? What are their historical and social roots and strategies? How do people reconstruct their society? Historical and current sources, including films, novels, and the Internet.
Same as: HISTORY 48Q

AFRICAAM 50B. 19th Century America. 3 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 150B. History majors and others taking 5 units, register in 150B.) Territorial expansion, social change, and economic transformation. The causes and consequences of the Civil War. Topics include: urbanization and the market revolution; slavery and the Old South; sectional conflict; successes and failures of Reconstruction; and late 19th-century society and culture.
Same as: HISTORY 50B

AFRICAAM 54N. African American Women's Lives. 3-4 Units.

Preference to freshmen. The everyday lives of African American women in 19th- and 20th-century America in comparative context of histories of European, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American women. Primary sources including personal journals, memoirs, music, literature, and film, and historical texts. Topics include slavery and emancipation, labor and leisure, consumer culture, social activism, changing gender roles, and the politics of sexuality.
Same as: AMSTUD 54N, CSRE 54N, FEMGEN 54N, HISTORY 54N

AFRICAAM 64C. From Freedom to Freedom Now!: African American History, 1865-1965. 3 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 164C. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 164C.) Explores the working lives, social worlds, political ideologies and cultural expressions of African Americans from emancipation to the early civil rights era. Topics include: the transition from slavery to freedom, family life, work, culture, leisure patterns, resistance, migration and social activism. Draws largely on primary sources including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, personal journals, newspaper articles, pamphlets, speeches, literature, film and music.

AFRICAAM 75E. Black Cinema. 2 Units.

How filmmakers represent historical and cultural issues in Black cinema.

AFRICAAM 101F. Race & Technology. 1-2 Unit.

The program in African & African American Studies will be offering a weekly lecture series to expose and introduce underrepresented groups to the world of technology by creating a space where the idea of starting can lead to a "Start Up". The AAAS "Race & Technology" course endeavors to de-code the language of technology creation, how to build a team, problem solving, pitching an idea, leveraging the work of all disciplines in creating an entrepreneurship mindset. nnnScholars and industry people will cover topics such as the digital divide, women in technology, and social media.
Same as: AFRICAAM 201F

AFRICAAM 102. Introduction to Public History and Public Service. 4-5 Units.

Gateway course for the History and Public Service interdisciplinary track. Topics include the production, presentation, and practice of public history through narratives, exhibits, web sites, and events in museums, historical sites, parks, and public service settings in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center).
Same as: CSRE 201, HISTORY 201, HISTORY 301

AFRICAAM 103. Dance, Text, Gesture: Performance and Composition. 1 Unit.

Students practice, compose and combine the languages of dance, gestural movement, music and text, to render complete expression in performance. Suitable for dancers, actors, spoken word artists and triple threat performers to devise original performance, dance and theater, culminating in an end of quarter showing.
Same as: DANCE 103

AFRICAAM 105. Introduction to African and African American Studies. 5 Units.

Interdisciplinary. Central themes in African American culture and history related to race as a definitive American phenomenon. African survivals and interpretations of slavery in the New World, contrasting interpretations of the Black family, African American literature, and art. Possible readings: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Alice Walker, and Bell Hooks. Focus may vary each year.

AFRICAAM 106. Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices. 3-5 Units.

Focus is on classrooms with students from diverse racial, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Studies, writing, and media representation of urban and diverse school settings; implications for transforming teaching and learning. Issues related to developing teachers with attitudes, dispositions, and skills necessary to teach diverse students.
Same as: CSRE 103B, EDUC 103B, EDUC 337

AFRICAAM 107C. The Black Mediterranean: Greece, Rome and Antiquity. 4-5 Units.

Explore problems of race and ethnicity as viable criteria in studying ancient societies and consider the question, What is the Mediterranean?, in relation to premodern evidence. Investigate the role of blackness as a marker of ethnicity; the demography of slavery and its roles in forming social identities; and environmental determinism as a factor in ethnic and racial thinking. Consider Greek and Roman perspectives and behavior, and their impact on later theories of race and ethnicity as well as the Mediterranean as a whole.
Same as: CSRE 107

AFRICAAM 112. Urban Education. 3-4 Units.

(Graduate students register for EDUC 212X or SOC 229X). Combination of social science and historical perspectives trace the major developments, contexts, tensions, challenges, and policy issues of urban education.
Same as: CSRE 112X, EDUC 112X, EDUC 212X, SOC 129X, SOC 229X

AFRICAAM 115. South African Encounters. 1 Unit.

This course is a prerequisite for all those accepted to or on the wait list for the following quarter's BOSP Cape Town term abroad. It will explore issues in contemporary South Africa.
Same as: AFRICAST 115

AFRICAAM 116. Education, Race, and Inequality in African American History, 1880-1990. 3-5 Units.

Seminar. The relationship among race, power, inequality, and education from the 1880s to the 1990s. How schools have constructed race, the politics of school desegregation, and ties between education and the late 20th-century urban crisis.
Same as: CSRE 216X, EDUC 216, HISTORY 255E

AFRICAAM 121X. Hip Hop, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language. 3-4 Units.

Focus is on issues of language, identity, and globalization, with a focus on Hip Hop cultures and the verbal virtuosity within the Hip Hop nation. Beginning with the U.S., a broad, comparative perspective in exploring youth identities and the politics of language in what is now a global Hip Hop movement. Readings draw from the interdisciplinary literature on Hip Hop cultures with a focus on sociolinguistics and youth culture.
Same as: AMSTUD 121X, ANTHRO 121A, CSRE 121X, EDUC 121X, LINGUIST 155

AFRICAAM 122E. Art in the Streets: Identity in Murals, Site-specific works, and Interventions in Public Spaces. 4 Units.

This class will introduce students to both historical and contemporary public art practices and the expression of race and identity through murals, graffiti, site-specific works and performative interventions in public spaces. Involving lectures, guest speakers, field trips, and hands-on art practice, students will be expected to produce both an individual and group piece as a final project.
Same as: CSRE 122E

AFRICAAM 123. Great Works of the African American Tradition. 5 Units.

Foundational African and African American scholarly figures and their work from the 19th century to the present. Historical, political, and scholarly context. Dialogues distinctive to African American culture. May be repeated for credit.

AFRICAAM 125V. The Voting Rights Act. 5 Units.

Focus is on whether and how racial and ethnic minorities including African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos are able to organize and press their demands on the political system. Topics include the political behavior of minority citizens, the strength and effect of these groups at the polls, the theory and practice of group formation among minorities, the responsiveness of elected officials, and the constitutional obstacles and issues that shape these phenomena.
Same as: CSRE 125V, POLISCI 125V

AFRICAAM 127A. Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Arts. 4 Units.

This course explores the history and development of the hip-hop arts movement, from its precursor movements in music, dance, visual arts, literature, and folk and street cultures to its rise as a neighborhood subculture in the Bronx in the early 1970s through its local, regional and global expansion and development. Hip-hop aesthetics, structures, and politics will be explored within the context of the movement¿s rise as a post-multicultural form in an era of neoliberal globalization.
Same as: CSRE 127A

AFRICAAM 130. Community-based Research As Tool for Social Change:Discourses of Equity in Communities & Classrooms. 3-5 Units.

Issues and strategies for studying oral and written discourse as a means for understanding classrooms, students, and teachers, and teaching and learning in educational contexts. The forms and functions of oral and written language in the classroom, emphasizing teacher-student and peer interaction, and student-produced texts. Individual projects utilize discourse analytic techniques. Prerequisite: graduate status or consent of instructor.
Same as: CSRE 130, EDUC 123X, EDUC 322

AFRICAAM 131. Genes and Identity. 5 Units.

In recent decades genes have increasingly become endowed with the cultural power to explain many aspects of human life: physical traits, diseases, behaviors, ancestral histories, and identity. In this course we will explore a deepening societal intrigue with genetic accounts of personal identity and political meaning. Students will engage with varied interdisciplinary sources that range from legal cases to scientific articles, medical ethics guidelines, films, and ethnographies. We will explore several case studies where the use of DNA markers (either as proof of heritage or disease risk) has spawned cultural movements that are biosocial in nature. nnExamples include legal and political analyses of African ancestry testing as ¿evidence¿ in slavery reparations cases, debates on whether Black Freedman should be allowed into the Cherokee and Seminole Nations, considerations on whether people with genetic links to Jewish groups should have a right of return to Israel, close readings of The U.S. Food and Drug Administration¿s crackdown on personal genomics testing companies (such as 23andMe), examinations of genetic identity politics in health disparities funding and orphan disease research, inquiries into new social movements organized around gene-based definitions of personhood, and civil liberties concerns about genetic ¿familial searching¿ in forensic databases that disproportionately target specific minority groups as criminal suspects. nnStudents will engage in a short observational ¿pilot¿ ethnographic project that allows them to further explore issues from the course for their final paper.
Same as: ANTHRO 131, CSRE 131

AFRICAAM 133. Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean. 4 Units.

This course aims to equip students with an understanding of the cultural, political and literary aspects at play in the literatures of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean. Our primary readings will be Francophone novels and poetry, though we will also read some theoretical texts, as well as excerpts of Francophone theater. The assigned readings will expose students to literature from diverse French-speaking regions of the African/Caribbean world. This course will also serve as a "literary toolbox," with the intention of facilitating an understanding of literary forms, terms and practices. Students can expect to work on their production of written and spoken French (in addition to reading comprehension) both in and outside of class. Required readings include: Aimé Césaire, "Cahier d'un retour au pays natal," Albert Memmi, "La Statue de Sel," Kaouther Adimi, "L'envers des autres", Maryse Condé, "La Vie sans fards". Movies include "Goodbye Morocco", "Aya de Yopougon", "Rome plutôt sue Vous". Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRENLANG 124 or consent of instructor.
Same as: FRENCH 133, JEWISHST 143

AFRICAAM 145A. Poetics and Politics of Caribbean Women's Literature. 5 Units.

Mid 20th-century to the present. How historical, economic, and political conditions in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Antigua, and Guadeloupe affected women. How Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone women novelists, poets, and short story writers respond to similar issues and pose related questions. Caribbean literary identity within a multicultural and diasporic context; the place of the oral in the written feminine text; family and sexuality; translation of European master texts; history, memory, and myth; and responses to slave history, colonialism, neocolonialism, and globalization.

AFRICAAM 145B. Africa in the 20th Century. 5 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 45B. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 145B.) The challenges facing Africans from when the continent fell under colonial rule until independence. Case studies of colonialism and its impact on African men and women drawn from West, Central, and Southern Africa. Novels, plays, polemics, and autobiographies written by Africans.
Same as: HISTORY 145B

AFRICAAM 147. History of South Africa. 5 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 47. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 147.) Introduction, focusing particularly on the modern era. Topics include: precolonial African societies; European colonization; the impact of the mineral revolution; the evolution of African and Afrikaner nationalism; the rise and fall of the apartheid state; the politics of post-apartheid transformation; and the AIDS crisis.
Same as: HISTORY 147

AFRICAAM 150B. 19th-Century America. 5 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 50B. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 150B.) Territorial expansion, social change, and economic transformation. The causes and consequences of the Civil War. Topics include: urbanization and the market revolution; slavery and the Old South; sectional conflict; successes and failures of Reconstruction; and late 19th-century society and culture.
Same as: AMSTUD 150B, HISTORY 150B

AFRICAAM 152G. Harlem Renaissance. 5 Units.

Examination of the explosion of African American artistic expression during 1920s and 30s New York known as the Harlem Renaissance. Amiri Baraka once referred to the Renaissance as a kind of "vicious Modernism", as a "BangClash", that impacted and was impacted by political, cultural and aesthetic changes not only in the U.S. but Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. Focus on the literature, graphic arts, and the music of the era in this global context.
Same as: AMSTUD 152G, ENGLISH 152G

AFRICAAM 154. Black Feminist Theory. 5 Units.

This course will examine black feminist theoretical traditions, marking black women¿s analytic interventions into sexual and pleasure politics and reproduction, critical culture and race theory, citizenship, identity, power and agency, representation, and questions of the body. Exploring concepts such as intersectionality, controlling images, the politics of respectability and the particularities of a black feminist liberation politic, we will look to black feminist scholars, activists, and artists from the 19th century to today.
Same as: FEMGEN 154

AFRICAAM 156. Performing History: Race, Politics, and Staging the Plays of August Wilson. 4 Units.

This course purposefully and explicitly mixes theory and practice. Students will read and discuss the plays of August Wilson, the most celebrated and most produced contemporary American playwright, that comprise his 20th Century History Cycle. Class stages scenes from each of these plays, culminating in a final showcase of longer scenes from his work as a final project.
Same as: TAPS 156, TAPS 356

AFRICAAM 158. Black Queer Theory. 5 Units.

This course takes a multifaceted approach to black queer theory, not only taking up black theories of gender and queer sexuality, but queer theoretical interrogations of blackness and race. The course will also examine some of the important ways that black queer theory reads and is intersected with issues like affect, epistemology, space and geography, power and subjectivity, religion, economy, the body, and the law, asking questions like: How have scholars critiqued the very language of queer and the ways it works as a signifier of white marginality? What are the different spaces we can find queer black relationality, eroticism, and kinship? How do we negotiate issues like trans*misogyny or tensions around gender and sexuality in the context of race? Throughout the course, students will become versed in foundational and emerging black queer theory as we engage scholars like Sharon Holland, Cathy Cohen, Hortense Spillers, Marlon B. Ross, Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Barbara Smith, Roderick Ferguson, Robert Reid-Pharr, E. Patrick Johnson, and many others. Students will also gain practice applying black queer theory as an interpretive lens for contemporary social issues and cultural production including film, music, art, and performance.
Same as: FEMGEN 158

AFRICAAM 166. Introduction to African American History - the Modern Freedom Struggle. 3-5 Units.

(AFRICAAM-166/ AMSTUD-166/ HISTORY-166) This course focuses on African-American political movements of the period after 1930, with special emphasis on the contributions of grassroots activists and visionary leaders such W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. The lectures will utilize audio-visual materials extensively, and the exams will cover these materials as well as the content of traditional lectures. Students are encouraged to undertake research projects utilizing the unique resources of the King Research and Education Institute.
Same as: AMSTUD 166, HISTORY 166

AFRICAAM 190. Directed Reading. 1-5 Unit.

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

AFRICAAM 195. Independent Study. 5 Units.

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AFRICAAM 199. Honors Project. 1-5 Unit.

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

AFRICAAM 200X. Honors Thesis and Senior Thesis Seminar. 5 Units.

Required for seniors. Weekly colloquia with AAAS Director and Associate Director to assist with refinement of research topic, advisor support, literature review, research, and thesis writing. Readings include foundational and cutting-edge scholarship in the interdisciplinary fields of African and African American studies and comparative race studies. Readings assist students situate their individual research interests and project within the larger. Students may also enroll in AFRICAAM 200Y in Winter and AFRICAAM 200Z in Spring for additional research units (up to 10 units total).

AFRICAAM 200Y. Honors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research. 3-5 Units.

Winter. Required for students writing an Honors Thesis. Optional for Students writing a Senior Thesis.

AFRICAAM 200Z. Honors Thesis and Senior Thesis Research. 3-5 Units.

Spring. Required for students writing an Honors Thesis. Optional for Students writing a Senior Thesis.

AFRICAAM 201F. Race & Technology. 1-2 Unit.

The program in African & African American Studies will be offering a weekly lecture series to expose and introduce underrepresented groups to the world of technology by creating a space where the idea of starting can lead to a "Start Up". The AAAS "Race & Technology" course endeavors to de-code the language of technology creation, how to build a team, problem solving, pitching an idea, leveraging the work of all disciplines in creating an entrepreneurship mindset. nnnScholars and industry people will cover topics such as the digital divide, women in technology, and social media.
Same as: AFRICAAM 101F

AFRICAAM 226. Mixed-Race Politics and Culture. 5 Units.

Today, almost one-third of Americans identify with a racial/ethnic minority group, and more than 9 million Americans identify with multiple races. What are the implications of such diversity for American politics and culture? In this course, we approach issues of race from an interdisciplinary perspective, employing research in the social sciences and humanities to assess how race shapes perceptions of identity as well as political behavior in 21st century U.S. n We will examine issues surrounding the role of multiculturalism, immigration, acculturation, racial representation and racial prejudice in American society. Topics we will explore include the political and social formation of race; racial representation in the media, arts, and popular culture; the rise and decline of the "one-drop rule" and its effect on political and cultural attachments; the politicization of Census categories and the rise of the Multiracial Movement.
Same as: AMSTUD 152K, ENGLISH 152K, POLISCI 226D

AFRICAAM 233A. Counseling Theories and Interventions from a Multicultural Perspective. 3-5 Units.

In an era of globalization characterized by widespread migration and cultural contacts, professionals face a unique challenge: How does one practice successfully when working with clients/students from so many different backgrounds? This course focuses upon the need to examine, conceptualize, and work with individuals according to the multiple ways in which they identify themselves. It will systematically examine multicultural counseling concepts, issues, and research. Literature on counselor and client characteristics such as social status or race/ethnicity and their effects on the counseling process and outcome will be reviewed. Issues in consultation with culturally and linguistically diverse parents and students and work with migrant children and their families are but a few of the topics covered in this course.
Same as: CSRE 233A, EDUC 233A

AFRICAAM 245. Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development. 3-5 Units.

African American, Native American, Mexican American, and Asian American racial and ethnic identity development; the influence of social, political and psychological forces in shaping the experience of people of color in the U.S. The importance of race in relationship to social identity variables including gender, class, and occupational, generational, and regional identifications. Bi- and multiracial identity status, and types of white racial consciousness.
Same as: CSRE 245, EDUC 245

AFRICAAM 261E. Mixed Race Literature in the U.S. and South Africa. 5 Units.

As scholar Werner Sollors recently suggested, novels, poems, stories about interracial contacts and mixed race constitute ¿an orphan literature belonging to no clear ethnic or national tradition.¿ Yet the theme of mixed race is at the center of many national self-definitions, even in our U.S. post-Civil Rights and South Africa¿s post-Apartheid era. This course examines aesthetic engagements with mixed race politics in these trans- and post-national dialogues, beginning in the 1700s and focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries.
Same as: AMSTUD 261E

AFRICAAM 262D. African American Poetics. 5 Units.

Examination of African American poetic expressive forms from the 1700s to the 2000s, considering the central role of the genre--from sonnets to spoken word, from blues poetry to new media performance--in defining an evolving literary tradition and cultural identity.
Same as: AMSTUD 262D

AFRICAAM 301. RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora. 1 Unit.

Students engage in an intellectual discussion about the African Diaspora with leading faculty at Stanford across departments including Education, Linguistics, Sociology, History, Political Science, English, and Theater and Performance Studies. Several lunches with guest speakers. Open graduate students. This course will meet in the Program for African & African American Studies Office in Building 360 Room 362B (Main Quad).