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Undergraduate African American Studies

2018 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

CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY: TRAVELING FREEDOM'S MAIN LINE (DV)

African American Studies 241

Explores the origins, history, and legacies of the Black civil rights movement (c. 1950s - 1970s) at many of the sites where this history was made (includes multi-state travel). Learning through place promotes an experiential understanding of this freedom struggle and how it changed the people who made it and the nation.


3 Units

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE (DV)(GE)

African American Studies 270

This course provides lower level undergraduate students with systematic sociological understanding of the historical and current experiences of African American people.


3 Units

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.

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