Undergraduate African American Studies
2016 Spring Term
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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.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO THE PRESENT (DV)
African American Studies 345
A survey of essays, prose, fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.
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.
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.