HIST 5112. American Slavery and Emancipation, 1619-1877 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: HIST 3125 with a grade of C or better or consent of chair. This course examines the institution of slavery and the process of emancipation in British North America and the United States, from 1619 to the end of the Reconstruction Era. Lectures, discussions, and readings will consider such themes and topics as the Atlantic Slave Trade, racial identity, slave uprisings, abolitionism, slave culture, the impact of the Civil War on slavery, and a comparative look at emancipation in the United States and other parts of the Western Hemisphere. (Course Fee Required)
HIST 5566. Selected Topics in Race and U.S. History (3-0-3) Prerequisite: HIST 3125 with a grade of C or better or consent of chair. Topics in race and U.S. history, including the discussion of African American, Native American, Latino and European experiences. Topics selected by instructor. Graduate students will have reading or research projects not required of undergraduates. May be taken three times for credit if topic varies. (Course Fee Required)
ENGL 3131. African American Literature to 1919 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a "C" or better. A study of African American literature from slavery through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The course encompasses major and minor writers and considers the literary, cultural, and political significance of their works.
ENGL 3132. African American Literature from 1919 to the present (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a "C" or better. A study of Harlem Renaissance, Modernist, Black Arts Movement, and Contemporary African American literature. The course encompasses major and minor writers and considers the cultural, literary, and political significance of their works.
POLS 3116. Theories of Racism (3-0-3) Prerequisites: POLS 1101 and 2101 with a minimum grade of C. This 3000-level political theory course focuses on understanding the history, nature, causes, variations, and political consequences of racism in the United States.
MUSC 3230. History of Jazz (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MUSC 1100 with a grade of "C" or better. A chronological survey of major jazz styles and jazz artists, beginning from the precursors of early jazz and continuing through contemporary jazz. This course is intended for all music majors seeking to expand their musical knowledge through exploration of the jazz narrative.
MUSC 5219. Jazz History (2-1-2) Prerequisites: MUSC 2202 and MUSC 2302. The course traces the development of jazz from minstrel show days, ragtime, blues, and big bands through current jazz idioms.
SOCI 3117. Race and Ethnic Relations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 with a grade of C or higher and any Area E Social Science course. Ways in which race and ethnic factors such as religion and national origin relate to family, education, and power.