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Undergraduate African American Studies

2015 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

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

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.


3 Units

BLACK POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT (DV)

African American Studies 365

This course will utilize a Pan-African approach to provide an organized and systematic pattern of social and political ideologies/thought put forth by Black publicists and theorists concerning the organization of their society. As such, it will survey the principal personalities and major protest movements that have emerged in the Diaspora African Community, as well as pay special attention to selected African ideologies and personalities involved in shaping Black political and social thought.


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.


2-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

African American Studies 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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