CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 006 Culture, Racism, and Human Nature
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the possible origins of culture to understand the unique behavior and historical development of Homo sapiens and traces the salient features of human history and contemporary modernity to discuss and explain the nature of humans. The understanding of the nature of humans and their development will enable the students to comprehend, explain and resolve racism, part of a pan-human phenomenon. Is racism fundamental to the character of human culture? The course will suggest that many of our modern social problems have a common generation — the nature of human culture. That would suggest that the solutions will require a social transformation in the character of human culture. These examinations of human culture will require us to return to the discussions of Leslie White (culture is autonomous) and Alfred Kroeber (culture is superorganic) to determine the possibilities of social transformations that contemporary society may require. The course looks at human Biophobia — the denial, defiance, and defilement of our animal kinship. This biophobia and denial gives humans an inferiority complex that is only assuaged by classism, racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, sectarianism, ageism, nationalism, disableism, speciesism, and power (CRESSANDS-POWER). The present stockpile of human weapons, the rage of international terrorism, and the oppression that CRESSANDS-POWER creates requires a new human revolution — THE ECOLOGICAL REVOLUTION. In that revolution the human body and the Earth will have such value that we can develop a new human-global community and end the human plague that CRESSANDS-POWER has brought upon our species.

CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
23313
Open
0
 
3
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 001: Meets with Eng 417
002 (SEM)
P
28111
Open
8
 
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 002: Meets with History 498.002 and RC 461.001.
003 (SEM)
P
28112
Open
6
 
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
28123
Open
0
 
-
W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: Section 005: Meets with Eng 474.
006 (SEM)
P
28293
Open
12
 
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Section 006: Meets with Anthro 447.
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