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Undergraduate African American Studies

2014 Spring Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO BLACK CULTURE (DV)(GE)

African American Studies 100

This course is an introduction to the experiences, literature, art and music of Black people. Emphasis will be placed on major Black contributions to American culture. Special attention will be paid to Black studies as a discipline.


3 Units

MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GE)

African American Studies 141

A critical examination and analysis of the status and role of Black Americans in the United States since 1865.


3 Units

A HISTORY OF BLACK MIGRATION IN THE U.S. (DV)(GE)

African American Studies 321

This course will examine and analyze the impact of Black migration from rural south to the northern urban centers since the turn of the century.


3 Units

CURRENT ISSUES IN BLACK STUDIES: HUMANITIES (DV)(GE)

African American Studies 397

This seminar course addresses the appeal of Black power as a polemic, protest and propaganda in the context of the Black experience in the United States. The primary materials will be speeches, documentaries, comic routines, mime groups, theatre and cinema. The approach is rhetorical and focuses on the ways in which statements are made and the effect they may have on the immediate audience and beyond.


3 Units

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF AFRICA

African American Studies 461

The course will critically analyze the political events, major problems, processes and trends in Sub-Saharan African politics and society. It will also attempt to examine the prospects for economic development and democracy in contemporary Africa. Some African countries will be selected for special attention.

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