CAAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 001 The Crisis of the African American Male
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will provide a critical examination of research and research-informed commentaries that aim to document and interpret that crisis. More specifically, we will explore a range of arguments that aim to define the state of Black masculinity and the social condition of African American men. These works will stimulate our effort to pose and answer questions about what, if anything, constitutes a condition of crisis of African American men and what needs to happen to and for them in order to improve their prospects in American society.

CAAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: CAAS 103.002 meets with UC 151.001
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0226170314
Slim's table : race, respectability, and masculinity, Author: Mitchell Duneier., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 1994
ISBN: 0385265565
There are no children here : the story of two boys growing up in the other America, Author: Alex Kotlowitz., Publisher: Doubleday 1st Anchor 1991
ISBN: 0415969263
We real cool : Black men and masculinity, Author: Bell Hooks., Publisher: Routledge 2004
ISBN: 0393320782
Code of the street : decency, violence, and the moral life of the inner city, Author: Elijah Anderson., Publisher: Norton 1st pbk. e 2000
ISBN: 1593761929
Be a father to your child : real talk from Black men on family, love, and fatherhood, Author: edited by April R. Silver., Publisher: Soft Skull Press 2008
ISBN: 0609810448
Who's gonna take the weight? : manhood, race, and power in America, Author: Kevin Powell., Publisher: Three Rivers Press 1st ed. 2003
ISBN: 069112700X
The minds of marginalized Black men : making sense of mobility, opportunity, and future life chances, Author: Alford A. Young, Jr., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2006
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