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Howard University offers more than 140 African-related courses throughout most schools & colleges in the University.  Browse through both undergraduate and graduate department offerings below to see available courses.

Undergraduate Courses

College of Arts & Sciences                                                                      

  • Freshman Seminar                                                                                                                                                                   

Department of African Studies      

Department of Afro-American Studies

  • Exploitation of the Third World
  • Intro. to Afro-American I (multiple sections)
  • Intro. to Afro-American II      (multiple sections)
  • Comparative Slavery
  • Intro: Egyptian Hieroglyphs II
  • Intro: Egyptian Hieroglyphs III

Art History

  • Intro. to African Art History
  • West African Art
  • Issues in African Art
  • African Art History III
  • Research in African Art
  • Central & East African Art

Department of Economics   

  • Economic Development in Africa
  • Economics of Black Community Development
  • Natural Resources in African Economic Development

Fine Arts

  • African American Dress
  • 200+ Hist Doc:Black Women Arch
  • Blacks in the Arts (multiple sections)
  • African Dance
  • African & Afro-American Music
  • East African Calligraphy

Department of History

  • Intro. to Black Diaspora I (multiple sections)
  • Intro to Black Diaspora II (multiple sections)
  • Colloquium on the African Diaspora
  • Intro. to African History I
  • West Africa since 1800 (multiple sections)
  • Topics: Slavery in Africa
  • Geography of Black Diaspora
  • Colloquium on African History 

Department of World Languages and Cultures

  • African Films
  • Survey Afro-French Civ & Lit
  • Survey Afro-Hispanic Lit
  • SpTp: Afro-Hispanic Lit.: Equatorial Guinea
  • Afro-Hispanic Lit in English
  • Swahili I
  • Swahili II
  • Swahili III
  • Swahili IV
  • Swahili: Intensive Grammar Review
  • Swahili: Oral Expression I
  • Swahili: Advanced Grammar & Comp
  • Wolof I
  • Wolof II
  • Wolof III
  • Wolof IV
  • Arabic I
  • Arabic II
  • Arabic III
  • Arabic IV
  • Arabic: Oral Expression I
  • Arabic: Oral Expression II
  • Arabic: Grammar Review

Department of Philosophy

  • History of Africana Philosophy
  • Ancient Egyptian Philosophy
  • African Philosophy

Department of Political Science

  • Intro. to African Politics
  • Pan-Africanism
  • African Nationalism
  • World Imperialism
  • Problems of Southern Africa
  • Govt. & Politics of Tropical Africa
  • International Relations
  • Politics of the 3rd World

Department of Psychology

  • Psychology & the Black Experience
  • Race & Racism

School of Business

  • International Marketing
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of International Business
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Management of International Bus
  • International Financial Management
  • Business Communication

School of Communications

  • Intercultural-Racial Communication
  • Multicultural Media History

 

Graduate Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Department of African Studies

  • Film & History in Africa & the Diaspora
  • Lang Lit & Arts Contemporary Africa
  • Africa in World Affairs
  • Governance in Africa
  • Issues in Pub Health Policy & Dev
  • Scope & Methods of African Studies
  • Gender Theory & Practice in Africa
  • Public Policy & African Develop
  • SpTp: Migrant Rem. & African Development
  • Development & Planning
  • African Political Thought
  • Pan Africanism Past/Present
  • Islam Culture Philosophy I
  • Globalization in Africa
  • Theory in African Studies
  • NGOs and Africa
  • Women in African Civilization & Traditions.
  • Rural Development in Africa
  • Education & Social Change in Africa
  • History of South Africa

Department of History

  • Problems African Diaspora
  • Seminar: African Diaspora
  • Readings South Africa
  • Seminar in Africa
  • West Africa since 1800

Graduate School

  • Contemporary Issues in International Affairs
  • Capstone in International Studies

Department of Political Science

  • Public Admin in the 3rd World
  • Pan-Africanism

School of Communications

  • African Cinema
  • Film & Social Change                          

School of Divinity

  • Black Theology
  • History of Black Church
  • Contemporary Christianity in Africa
  • World Religions
  • Religious Fundamentalism the Modern World
  • Introduction to African Religions
  • African Religions in Diaspora
  • History of Islam in Africa
  • Theologies of Liberation
  • Third World Theologies

Economics

  • International Economics I
  • Growth and Development I
  • Growth and Development II
  • Growth and Development III
  • Nat Resources in African Econ Dev
  • International Economics I

School of Education

  • Multicultural Education
  • History of Black Education

School of Law

  • International Economic Law
  • Domestic & International Sales
  • International Moot Court
  • MC: Int’l Environmental Law