The following 54 units may be taken to verify a student's competence in the teaching field of Social Sciences: Africana Studies for teaching in middle and high schools.
Subjects Commonly Taught
- HIST 150 Western Civilization I
- HIST 151 Western Civilization II
- GEOG 150 World Geography
- AFRS 271 African American History to 1865
A survey course examining the themes and issues in the history of the African peoples in America up to 1865. (Meets Title V requirements in American History, Institutions and Ideals.)
- AFRS 272 African American History since 1865
A survey course in African-American history covering the period 1865 to the present. The course will include the reconstruction era, post-reconstruction, the Negro Renaissance, The Civil Rights Movement, and Black Nationalism. (Meets Title V requirements in American History, Institutions and Ideals.)
- HIST 270 The United States to 1865
- HIST 271 The United States since 1865
- POLS 355 American Political Institutions
- AFRS 345 African American Autobiography
An analysis of the thematic patterns in autobiographies from the slave narrative through the present focusing on the continuity of the African-American experiences from a psychological, sociological and historical point of view.
- AFRS 361 African American Politics
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower-division writing requirement.
An upper-division introduction to the politics of the African-American, including political socialization, voting, interest groups, political parties and the political behavior within the sub-cultural context. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.)
- AFRS 376 Slavery in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the US
This course is a comparative study of African Enslavement in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States and examines various patterns of enslavement in Africa, Brazil, Latin America, the West Indies and North America. The course includes the examination of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and the origins of New World Enslavement. The course also explores the different approaches to abolition and the nature of the emancipation (freedom in the New World). (Cross-listed with HIST 355)
- HIST 488 California
Breadth and Elective Courses
- AFRS 100 Introduction to Black Culture
An overview of the basic areas of Black culture, including history, religion, social organization, politics, economics, psychology, and creative production, with a survey of the key concepts and fundamental literature in each area. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)
- AFRS 165 Introduction to Pan Africanism
An examination of the origin and growth of the Pan-African Movement from the nineteenth century to the present time. A critical evaluation of major Pan-African ideologists and practitioners. The successes and failures of the Organization of African Unity from 1963 to the present time. Strongly recommended for all PAS majors and minors. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)
- AFRS 201 Economics of the African American Community
An introduction to the operation of the U.S. economy with special emphasis on the interrelationships between producers, consumers and governmental components. The emphasis of the course will be on the economic position and economic needs of the African American community within this system. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.)
- AFRS 220 Psychological Environment of the African American
A study of contemporary American society and its effects on the African-American community from the perspective of basic psychological concepts and theories. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.)
- AFRS 221 Sociological Environment of the African American
A study of contemporary American society and its effects on the African-American community from the perspective of basic sociological concepts and theories. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.)
- AFRS 386 African American Philosophical Thought
A survival study of African-American philosophies. Course will include an analysis of selected traditional western philosophies and their relevance to the Black experience.