Undergraduate African American Studies
2022 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO BLACK CULTURE
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.
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
This course provides lower level undergraduate students with systematic sociological understanding of the historical and current experiences of African American people.
CURRENT ISSUES IN BLACK STUDIES: HUMANITIES
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.