2013 AFS Convocation May 24, 2013
Summer Classes 2013
An historical survey of the experience of black people against the background of a thorough review of American history and the events which impacted upon the black experience in America. This course also examines the responses of African Americans to the changing historical circumstances that they encountered in the United States. Consideration is also given to the similarities and differences among the lifestyles of people of African decent in America. The first semester treats themes from 1865 to the present.
A detailed look at African American literature and music and their importance . An examination of the literature with attention to the special stylistic devices, tones of literary voice, and characterization that writers use in their efforts to match the music experience with the written word. Selections from inspired musitians– from Bessie Smith & Louis Armstrong to Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones.
Advisory prerequisite: one D,E,C. category B or D
AFS 221-J Summer II
Historical themes in 19th & 29th century Africa. Topics include social and political relations in African states; slavery and slave trade in West Africa; the impact of Christianity and Islam on African colonialism, colonialism & its consequences; national movements and decolonization; Pan Africanism and the politics of African unity; The post colonial state project; economic planning in postcolonial Africa, and African states and international politics in the Cold War era.
Advisory prerequisite: one D.E.C. category F course
AFS 363-F Summer I
An historical examination of the major media characterizations of Black Americans and the Black Experience, and the impact of these portrayals on American society at large. The roles of newspapers, books, magazines, plays, radios, movies, television and advertisements are studied.
Prerequisite; U3 or U4
An analysis of the process of social change in the English, Spanish, and French Caribbean with special emphasis on those societies undergoing rapid transformation.
Black History Month
Calendar of Events 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Black History Month Opening Ceremony
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - CSO Winter-Fete Party
Monday, February 11, 2013 - Haitian Student Organization Creole Fest
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Black History Month Program: Men's Breakfast Debate
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - BWW Black History Month Program
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Africana Studies opoen house
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Black Men in America
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Fulfill-A-Wish Community Service Program
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Alpha Phi Alpha Black & Gold Pageant
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Gospel Roots
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - Black History Month Spoken Word & Open Mic Contest
Friday, February 22, 2013 - Black History Month Gala: Black Excellence
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Raisin' Cane with Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3rd Annual Black History Month Unity Forum
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - UNITI Cultural Center Culture Captured Photography Contest
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Black History Month Closing Program
Friday, March 1, 2013 - CSO Bob Marley Night Night
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - ASU Comedy Show
February 28, 2012, Dr. Tracey Walters presented a lecture to the Mattituck Jr./Senior High School on the influence of early African American Music on contempory Popular music. A former student, (Sarah Wasser) who took AFH courses here at SUNY Stony Brook invited Dr. Tracey Walters to be part of the schools Black History Month program.
Scholarship Awards; Bliss Verdon and Richard B. Moore May 25, 2011, SBS S-244
Commencement and Convocation; May 25, 2011, SBS S-244
Congratulations to the first graduates for the Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn P. Harris on her Appointment to full time faculty
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Harris on the award for a Presidential Mini Grant
We welcome a new Visiting Assistant Professor for Fall 2011 Dr. Zebulon Miletsky
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