(3 crs.) Relations among the various ethnic, religious, racial, and political minorities and majorities, with special reference to the United States. (Lec. 3) (S) [D] Professor Cunnigen’s section is writing intensive [WI]
(3 crs.) Major themes, genres, and motifs of the literatures of Africa and the Americas. Focus on one or more of these regions. Study of black oral and written literatures with emphasis on cultural, historical, political, and socioeconomic contexts. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]
(3 crs.) Twentieth-century African-American literature, with emphasis on major issues, movements, and trends, including the study of W.E.B. DuBois, the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, and the black arts movement. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]
(3 crs.) Introductory course on African-American women. Focuses on the idea of African-American women’s service which has been a constant theme and necessity for the African-American community in North America. (Lec. 3)
(3 crs.) Selected contemporary topics, problems, issues, and individuals from the field of African and Afro-American studies. The topical format allows in-depth analysis of some significant aspect of the African and Afro-American experience. (Lec. 3/Online) Topic: Conditions for Community Service is service learning. Pre: AAF 201 or 202 or permission of instructor. Some topics may be offered online. May be repeated with different topic.
(3 crs.) Dimensions and dynamics of inequality in society; concepts of class and status; processes of social mobility. (Lec. 3) Pre: one 100- or 200-level sociology course. Professor Cunnigen’s section is writing intensive [WI]
(4 crs.) Study of formal and thematic developments in the African-American novel and short story. Focus on Baldwin, Chesnutt, Ellison, Gaines, Hurston, Jacobs, Marshall, Morrison, Naylor, Reed, Walker, Wideman, Wilson, and Wright. (Lec. 3, Project 3)
(3 crs.) Major transformations in American life brought about by the civil rights movement in law, in social relations, in the role of government. Focus on the period between1954 and 1968 in an effort to identify and evaluate the changes in government and civil society that occurred during this period. (Lec. 3)
(3 crs.) More detailed treatment of topics introduced in the general treatment genetics course (352) including aspects of transmission gentics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, biotechnology, developmental genetics, and the impact of genetics on society. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 352.
(1 cr.) Introduction for freshmen to the opportunities, careers, research activities, applied outreach, and educational programs in fisheries and aquaculture. Interact weekly with faculty. Explore hands-on modules. (Lec. 1) S/U credit.
(1 cr.) Introduction to local fisheries and selected nearshore fishery ecosystems; exposure to use and operation of exemplary fishing and sampling gears in local fresh waters and estuaries. Concurrent registration in 120 required. (Lab. 3)
Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. (Lec. 3) (N)
AFS 102 and one semester of general chemistry are pre-requisites for this course.
(3 crs.) Culture of marine and freshwater mollusks. Emphasis on life history, biological requirements, culture practices, and economic importance of major species used for human food or shell products. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3) Pre: AFS 102 and one semester of general chemistry.
(3 crs.) Rigorous introduction to scuba diving including equipment, diving physics, no-decompression and decompression diving, basic skills, and safety. Emphasis on development of basic knowledge and skills appropriate for a diving scientist or technician. Open Water Diver Certification by the National Association of Underwater Instructors is provided. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3) Pre: scuba diving physical examination and demonstration of strong swimming skills.
(3 crs.) Principles and practices of vessel operation, from outboard skiffs to small trawlers. Basic nomenclature, navigation, and shiphandling. Rigging and working gear used in marine resource development. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3)
(3 crs.) An introduction to fish habitat including conservation legislation, identification and mapping, fishing and non-fishing impacts, rehabilitation and socioeconomic considerations. (Lec. 3) Pre: AFS 120. Offered in spring of even-numbered years.
AFS 201 and AFS 202 are pre-requisites for enrollment in this course.
(3 crs.) Reproductive biology, breeding, culture systems, nutrition, genetics, and ecology of selected species of cultured crustaceans. Representative species of penaeid shrimp, freshwater prawns, crayfish, crabs, lobsters, and brine shrimp will be discussed. (Lec. 3) Pre: AFS 201 and 202. Offered in spring of odd numbered years.
AFS 315, concurrent enrollment in AFS 416, and college mathematics are required for enrollment in this course.
(3 crs.) Biology of aquatic resource animals, fisheries mensuration and assessment, fisheries ecology, fishing methods, aquatic resource management and conservation, fish and shellfish farming. (Lec. 3) Pre: AFS 315 and college mathematics; concurrent registration in 416.
Concurrent enrollment in AFS 415 is required to enroll in this course.
(1 cr.) Practices and techniques of fisheries science. Field exercises in local model estuary and lake ecosystems; sampling methods; enumerating and documenting collections; measuring and reporting environmental attributes; estimating population parameters. (Lab. 2) Pre: concurrent registration in AFS 415.