Courses - Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule. Please remember that future quarter listings are tentative and subject to change.

Spring 2016

Afro-American Studies Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr AFRAM 220: African American Film Studies

Examines the history and theory of African American filmmaking, introducing central political and aesthetic debates by way of different cinematic eras, genres, and filmmakers. Focuses primarily on black directors and producers independent and commercial contexts as they confront popular representations of U.S. blackness in their own cinematic practice.

DIV, I&S, VLPA
A - 10183 Sonnet Retman T Th 12:30-14:20
CMU 120
spr 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 - 10184 LaShawnDa Pittman T Th 13:30-15:20
MUE 155
spr 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 - 10185 Terry A. Scott M W 11:30-13:20
THO 125
spr 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 - 10186 Terry A. Scott T Th 11:30-13:20
SMI 211
spr AFRAM 498: Special Topics In African American Studies

Topics in which students and faculty have developed an interest as a result of work done in other classes or as a result of the need to investigate in greater depth Afro-American Studies issues. Topics vary.

I&S
A - 10187 LaShawnDa Pittman T Th 09:30-11:20
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spr 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 - 10188 to be arranged -
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Summer 2016 A-term

Afro-American Studies Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
sum 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 - 10047 MTWThF 12:00-14:10
SMI 107

Summer 2016 B-term

Afro-American Studies Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
sum 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 - 10046 Terry A. Scott MTWTh 14:20-16:30
THO 125
sum AFRAM 318: Black Literary Genres

Considers how generic forms and conventions have been discussed and distributed in the larger context of African American, or other African diasporic literary studies. Links the relationship between generic forms to questions of power within social, cultural, and historical contexts. Offered: jointly with ENGL 318; AWSp.

VLPA
A - 10048 Ibrahim, Habiba MTWTh 12:00-14:10
MLR 301

Summer 2016 Full-term

Afro-American Studies Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
sum 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 - 10049 to be arranged -
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