Courses - Current and Upcoming

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Winter 2015

Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 260: African American Family

Explores the structures and functioning of various types of black families. Single-parent families, two-parent families, extended families, and consensual families are explored. Their consequences for male/female relationships are linked and critiqued. Offered: jointly with SOC 260.

DIV, I&S
A - 10181 LaShawnDa Pittman M W 09:30-11:20
SAV 264
AFRAM 270: The Jazz Age

Interdisciplinary study of period after World War I to Great Crash. Afro-American and Anglo-American currents and impulses that flowed together in the Roaring Twenties. Covers politics of normalcy, economics of margin, literature of indulgence and confusion, transformation of race relations, and cultural influence of jazz. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 270.

DIV, I&S
A - 10182 Terry A. Scott T Th 11:30-13:20
DEN 216
AFRAM 337: Music And Social Change In The Sixties Era

Introduction of popular music and social change in 1950s and 1960s. How this interaction effects significant change. Considers political activism for civil rights and against the Vietnam War as they intersect with the development of rock and roll, R&B, acoustic and political folk music, and post-bebop jazz.

I&S, VLPA
A - 10183 Sonnet Retman M
OUG
AFRAM 499: Independent Study And Research

Identification and investigation of the problems and needs of the black community. Methods and alternatives of approaching these problems and needs. Students designate their areas of interest and subsequently pursue research and problem solving.

A - 10184 to be arranged -
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AFRAM 499: Independent Study And Research

Identification and investigation of the problems and needs of the black community. Methods and alternatives of approaching these problems and needs. Students designate their areas of interest and subsequently pursue research and problem solving.

B - 10185 to be arranged -
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AFRAM 499: Independent Study And Research

Identification and investigation of the problems and needs of the black community. Methods and alternatives of approaching these problems and needs. Students designate their areas of interest and subsequently pursue research and problem solving.

C - 10186 to be arranged -
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Spring 2015

Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 272: History Of The South Since The Civil War

Reconstruction and its aftermath, the Agrarian (Populist) revolt, disfranchisement and segregation, the effects of urbanization and subsequent depression, desegregation, and the struggle for civil rights. Examines the New South, the conflict of ideology with structural and material change, and the place of the South in contemporary America.

DIV, I&S
A - 10193 Terry A. Scott M W 11:30-13:20
DEN 209
AFRAM 370: Afro-American Political Thought

Political ideologies and philosophies of pivotal Afro-American historical figures and the conditions under which these ideologies are developed, rejected, and transformed. How ideologies relate to solution of Afro-American political problems.

I&S
A - 10195 Johnson, Ernest M W 09:30-11:20
DEN 209
AFRAM 437: Blacks In American Law

Historical continuity for changing relationship between American jurisprudence and black Americans, 1640-1986. Statutory and case law which determined role of blacks in American society, and use of law by blacks to gain civil and personal rights.

I&S
A - 10196 Terry A. Scott T Th 11:30-13:20
CDH 717
AFRAM 499: Independent Study And Research

Identification and investigation of the problems and needs of the black community. Methods and alternatives of approaching these problems and needs. Students designate their areas of interest and subsequently pursue research and problem solving.

A - 10197 to be arranged -
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Summer 2015 A-term

Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 246: African American Politics

Survey of African Americans within the U.S. socio-political processes. Situates African Americans within a post-civil rights context where there is debate about race's centrality to an African American politics. Offered: jointly with POL S 246.

DIV, I&S
A - 10044 MTWThF 12:00-14:10
SMI 313

Summer 2015 B-term

Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 101: Introduction To African American Studies

History, culture, religion, institutions, politics, economics, arts, and psychology of peoples of African descent as developed from experience in both the old and new worlds. Multidisciplinary analysis of social life from a black perspective as illustrated in selected historical and contemporary writings.

DIV, I&S
A - 10043 LaShawnDa Pittman MTWTh 14:20-16:30
DEM 004
AFRAM 318: Black Literary Genres

Considers how generic forms have been discussed, distributed, and valued in the larger context of African American, or other African-Diasporic literary studies. Explores how black writers and artists treat the terms and conventions of generic forms in response, and comparison, to their cultural treatment of others. Offered: jointly with ENGL 318; AWSp.

VLPA
A - 10045 Ibrahim, Habiba MTWTh 12:00-14:10
THO 134

Summer 2015 Full-term

Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 499: Independent Study And Research

Identification and investigation of the problems and needs of the black community. Methods and alternatives of approaching these problems and needs. Students designate their areas of interest and subsequently pursue research and problem solving.

A - 10047 to be arranged -
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