Aas 5 (hist 5) african civilization (4 credits) (ss) crn 47180sub-saharan africa through the millennia of the ancient world to the present. Human origins, state and non-state systems, the external slave trade; colonialism, resistance to european rule; independence movements; neocolonialism. Aas 097 black popular culture in the 21st century (4 credits) (hu) crn 48439. This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of the relationships between black american life and contemporary black popular cultural expression in fiction, film, music, television etc. Over the course of the semester we will closely examine and discuss recent black cultural phenomena such as tyler perry"s films, basketball wives . Urban fiction ( street lit. ) and hip hop music. Together we will attempt to locate these cultural projects in a history of black cultural expression to help shed light on modern meanings of blackness. Aas 195 (eng 195 & wgss 195) e(race)ing the marriage plot in 18th century literature (4 credits) (hu) crn 47726.