AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 002 Images of African American Women
Term: WN 2006
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Mammy. Jezebel. Matriarch. Welfare Queen. This first-year seminar introduces students to the experience of African American women through the study of representation in the past and present. Beginning with the imagery of jezebel and mammy constructed during the slavery era, we will trace the changing yet interrelated representations of Black women in American society. Throughout the course, we will study processes by which stereotypes about race and gender intersect to define African American women in particular, limiting, and recurring ways. We will consider the ideologies from which these images have stemmed as well as the social and political uses to which these images have been put. We will also examine the myriad ways that African American women have challenged and transformed these images. Our materials for this course will include works of history, cultural criticism, fiction, autobiography, and film.

AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with CAAS 104.001. Class will meet in Room 5521HH
004 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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