Afroamerican and African Studies Courses

It is possible for Rackham students, with the approval of their departments, to apply non-Rackham course credits toward Rackham degree requirements, usually as cognates. They may do so by completing courses offered by non-Rackham graduate or professional programs. For courses to be included on the following list, they must meet the academic standards outlined in Rackham's, "Guidelines for Graduate Course Approval," and be taught by either a regular member of the faculty or an instructor whose credentials qualify them to teach at the graduate level.

Some of the courses on the following list are offered by Rackham programs but are not applicable toward their own graduate degree requirements. These courses are considered by the Rackham home department to be graduate level work only for students in other departments--because they expect their own students to have mastered the course material previously (e.g., as undergraduates). Please note that graduate credit will not be granted simply on the argument that some graduate students wish or need to know the material.

Once Rackham has accepted the course, the Office of the Registrar will designate Rackham credit for the course in the University database. If not accepted by Rackham, the course will appear on a Rackham student's transcript as NCTP (not for credit toward program).

Inclusion on the following list does not guarantee that the student's department will count the credits toward the student's degree requirements. Therefore, students intending to take any non-Rackham course must always check with an advisor and the department before enrolling.

Courses for Afroamerican & African Studies
Afroamerican & African Studies (Subject Code: AAS)
403.  Educ & Dev Africa.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200  (3 credits)
407/HISTART 406.  African Things.  Advisory pre-requisite: HISTART 208/AAS 208  (3 credits)
408.  African Ec Soc&Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200  (2 to 4 credits)
409/ANTHRCUL 408.  Health&Envir-Africa.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior or above.  (4 credits)
410.  Supervised Research.  (1 to 6 credits)
413.  Black Nationalism.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 111, and one 200-level course, AAS 200, 201 or 202.  (3 credits)
421/RELIGION 421/LACS 421/HISTORY 421.  Afdiaspora Religions.  (3 credits)
422/ANTHRCUL 411.  African Cultures.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200 (CAAS 200); and junior standing  (2 to 3 credits)
426.  Urban Redevelopment.  (3 credits)
427/ANTHRCUL 427/WOMENSTD 427.  Womn in Afr&Diaspora.  Advisory pre-requisite: One course in African Studies, Anthropology, or Women's Studies. AAS 111 (CAAS 111) or AAS 200 (CAAS 200) recommended.  (3 credits)
433/FRENCH 402.  Lit Translat.  Advisory pre-requisite: A literature course or any course dealing with the Black experience in Africa or the Americas. A knowledge of French is not required.  (3 credits)
434/SOC 434.  Soc Org Blk Com.  Advisory pre-requisite: Introduction to SOC or introduction to AAS  (3 credits)
439/LING 449.  Creole Lang.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 202  (2 to 3 credits)
440/SAC 440.  African Cinema.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200  (3 credits)
442/SAC 442.  Third World Cinema.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 202 or SAC 236  (3 credits)
443/WOMENSTD 443.  Race, Gender&Health.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 201, WOMENSTD 240 or 220, AMCULT 240, NURS 220  (3 credits)
444/ANTHRCUL 414.  Carib Cul I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing or above  (3 credits)
450.  Law,Race&Hst Proc I.  (3 credits)
451.  Law,Rce&Hst Proc II.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 450  (3 credits)
453.  Southern Africa.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200  (3 credits)
454/ANTHRCUL 453.  Afr-Am Cul.  Advisory pre-requisite: One introductory course in the social sciences. AAS 201 recommended.  (3 credits)
456/POLSCI 408.  Blk Pol Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two courses in POLSCI or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)
458.  Black World Issues.  (3 credits)
459/ANTHRCUL 451.  Afr-Am Rel.  Advisory pre-requisite: One introductory course in the social sciences. AAS 201 recommended.  (3 credits)
460.  Policy in Africa.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200 & ECON 102  (3 credits)
461.  Pan-Africanism.  (3 credits)
462.  African Health.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200 recommended  (3 credits)
463.  The Black Mid Class.  (3 credits)
468.  Field Study Diaspora.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 111 or permission of instructor. May require concurrent registration in AAS 469, Issues in the Diaspora  (3 credits)
469.  Issues Fld Std Diasp.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 111 or permission of instructor. May require concurrent registration in AAS 468, Field Studies in the Diaspora  (3 credits)
471.  Higher Ed-Soc Dev.  Advisory pre-requisite: Upperclass standing  (3 credits)
473/HISTORY 473/LACS 483.  Brazil: Hist & Cult.  (3 credits)
474/NEAREAST 440.  Archaeology Nubia.  Advisory pre-requisite: NEAREAST 243 (ACABS 281), NEAREAST 338 (ACABS 382), AAS 200, or ANTHRARC 282  (3 credits)
475/ENGLISH 477.  Erly Afr Lit.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor  (2 to 3 credits)
476/ENGLISH 478.  Afro-Am Lit.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 201  (3 credits)
478/HISTORY 578/LACS 400.  Eth Cul L Am.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 202  (3 credits)
480/HISTART 408.  Visual Culture Afr.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200 (CAAS 200)  (3 credits)
486.  Black Media I.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 201  (3 credits)
487.  Black Media II.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 201  (3 credits)
490.  Black World Topics.  (1 to 2 credits)
499/LACS 430/RELIGION 490.  Race in Brazil.  Advisory pre-requisite: Some Portuguese is helpful.  (3 credits)
510.  Supervised Research.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor  (1 to 6 credits)
515.  Elementary Swahili I.  (4 credits)
519/POLSCI 619.  Afram&Pol Rac.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)
521/SOC 521.  Black Int Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: At least senior standing.  (3 credits)
525.  Intermediate Swahili I.  (4 credits)
526.  Elem Afr Lang II.  (4 credits)
532/HISTORY 573.  Race Rel Civ.  (2 to 3 credits)
533/AMCULT 533/HISTORY 572.  Blk Civ Rights.  (2 to 3 credits)
535.  Advanced Swahili I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Intermediate Swahili II  (4 credits)
536.  Intermed Swahili.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 215 or AAS 535  (4 credits)
557/MUSICOL 557.  Mus Blk Amer.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)
558.  Black World Seminar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)
564/MUSICOL 564.  Mus Lat Am & Caribb.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)
575/HISTART 610.  Meth Afr Art.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)
595/HISTORY 595.  African Topics.  Advisory pre-requisite: CAAS 200  (3 credits)
596/NRE 596.  Hist Env Thot&Activ.  (3 credits)
600.  Prosem Afr Stds.  (3 credits)
601.  Prosem Afr-Am Stds.  (3 credits)
611/HISTART 611.  Top Af-Am Art.  Advisory pre-requisite: HISTART 478 and Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)
612/HISTART 612.  Spec Top Afr Art.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)
615/ANTHRCUL 612.  Prob Afr Eth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)
616/ANTHRCUL 611.  Cont Afr Soc.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)
625.  Interm Afr Lang I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Elementary African Language I and II  (4 credits)
626.  Interm Afr Lang II.  Advisory pre-requisite: Elementary African Language I and II, Intermediate African Language I  (4 credits)
629/HISTORY 629.  Stdy Afr Hist.  (3 credits)
634/SOC 634.  Urban Ethnogr Trad.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing; seniors with permission of instructor.  (3 credits)
642/ANTHRCUL 614.  Carribean Soc.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 414; Graduate standing. Permission of instructor.  (2 credits)
651/POLSCI 659.  Gov&Pol Africa.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)
662/EPID 666.  Health&Socioecon Dev.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOSTAT 503 or BIOSTAT 553 or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)
679/POLSCI 679.  Intntl Rel Afr.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)
687/HISTORY 687.  Stdy Blk Hist.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing; seniors with permission of instructor.  (3 credits)
695/HISTORY 695.  Compar Hst Cult.  (3 credits)
699/HISTORY 699.  Interpret&Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: HISTORY 274/AAS 230 and HISTORY 275/AAS 231 and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)
781/HISTORY 781.  Sem-Blk Am His.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)
786/HISTORY 786.  African Hist Seminar.  (3 credits)
846/DOC 846/POLSCI 846.  Poverty&Pub Pol I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Doctoral standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)
890.  Capstone Course.  Required pre-requisite: AAS 600 or 601  (3 credits)
891.  Afam Std Capstone.  Required pre-requisite: AAS 601  (3 credits)
892.  African Std Capstone.  Required pre-requisite: AAS 600  (3 credits)