Undergraduate African American Studies
2014 Summer Term
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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.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS (DV)(GE)
African American Studies 261
The course examines the African-American experience of race, ethnicity, class, and gender within the context of American political landscape. It will therefore explore the unique history, content and forms of African-American political participation as well as their struggle for freedom and equality as full citizens in the workings of various American political institutions.
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.