CAAS 344 - Black Male/Female Relationships
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
CAAS 111 and CAAS 201.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Specifically, the course intends to: 1) Introduce students to the field of Black male and female relations from historical, political, economic, sociocultural, social movements, and behavioral perspectives; 2) Explore salient issues, research and critiques in the area; 3)Survey the intersection of Black Male and Female experience with emphasis on current social, political, and economic developments; and 4) Encourage the development of greater insight into gender and sexual politics in the Black American experience.

Crs Requirements: Active participation in class discussion, at least one quiz, three 3-4 pg response papers during the term, and a final exam. At the end of the term students are expected to do a major presentation that includes a group paper. Each group would select a controversial topic focusing on one aspect of African-American epistemology and offer another perspective.

Intended Audience: This course is designed as a broad overview of the topic and is especially appropriate for sophomores and juniors who have already taken some introductory courses in African-American studies.

Class Format: Seminar-style, discussion based.

CAAS 344 - Black Male/Female Relationships
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780415951500
Black sexual politics : African Americans, gender, and the new racism, Author: Hill Collins, Patricia., Publisher: Routledge 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780415969260
We real cool : Black men and masculinity, Author: Hooks, Bell., Publisher: Routledge 2004
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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