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African-American Studies Courses

AFRAM 1 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Cultural Studies 1)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The African-American in American society: an interdisciplinary approach using anthropology, history, sociology, literature, art, and music. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

AFRAM 2 - CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
3 units, 3 lecture hours (Formerly Cultural Studies 20)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The African-American cultural system: problems and conflicts with the dominant culture. (A, CSU, UC)

AFRAM 3 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Cultural Studies 3)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The creative products of Black people in Africa and America: painting, architecture, sculpture, drawing and printing. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

AFRAM 4 - AFRICAN CIVILIZATION
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Cultural Studies 4)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Earliest times until the colonial period. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

AFRAM 5 - THE AFRICAN IN THE NEW WORLD
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Cultural Studies 5)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

History and contributions of African people in South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. (A, CSU, UC)

AFRAM 6 - AFRICAN CULTURES AND LANGUAGES
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Cultural Studies 6)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

African language structures: ethnological and historical implications. (A, CSU, UC)

AFRAM 8 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN CREATIVE WORKSHOP
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Cultural Studies 8)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

A creative multi-discipline workshop based on the history and culture of the African-American. (A, CSU-GE, UC)

AFRAM 13 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC FROM PRE-SLAVERY TIMES TO 1940
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly African-American Studies 7)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The evolution of African-American music from African rhythms to spirituals, gospel music, blues, ragtime, jazz, and the big bands of the 1940s. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

AFRAM 15 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC FROM 1940 TO THE PRESENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

African-American music from 1940 to the present. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

AFRAM 17 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Reading critical works of African and African-American artists and understanding their cultural values and themes as expressed in essays, novels, poetry, and plays. (A, CSU, UC, I)

AFRAM 21 - BEGINNING SWAHILI
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, (See also Swahili 1), (Formerly African-American Studies 21A)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

First semester beginning Swahili: listening, speaking, grammar, writing, reading, and vocabulary. Designed for students with no knowledge of Swahili. (A, CSU-GE, UC)

AFRAM 22 - HIGH-BEGINNING SWAHILI
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, (See also Swahili 2)
Prerequisite: African-American Studies 21/Swahili 1 or equivalent. Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Second Semester Swahili: Listening, speaking, grammar, reading, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary. (A, CSU-GE, UC)

AFRAM 36 - CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

An analysis of Africa's struggle for political independence, economic development, cultural identity, and the democratic process. (A, CSU, UC)

AFRAM 41 - THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (See also Women's Studies 41), (Formerly Cultural Studies 41)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

A survey of the historical and contemporary contributions and issues of African-American women in America. (A, CSU, UC)

AFRAM 42 - AFRICAN DANCE AND PERCUSSION
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, (Repeats = 3), (See also Dance 42), (Formerly Cultural Studies 42)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The theory and practice of rhythmic music, percussion, and dance as an exploration of traditional African culture with special emphasis on historical antecedents and contemporary trends. (A, CSU-GE, UC)
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