CAAS 454 - African-American Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in the social sciences. CAAS 201 recommended.
Other Course Info:
(African-American Studies).
May not be repeated for credit.

This course examines the Afro-American as one example of how humans live. It places distinctive Black behavior within its social context and its history. It reminds of middle-class Jews in Nazi Germany who believed that success would make you full citizens. It ponders the great (although restricted) contributions that African Americans have made to white identity, the U.S. Nation and economy, fashion, youth rebellion, gay and women rights and entertainment. An understanding of African Americans enlightens the nature of systemic oppression and explains the anomalies of Native America, Jack Johnson, Paul Robeson, Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Venus Williams, W. Arthur Lewis, Toni Morrison, Ralph Bunche, E. Franklin Frazier and many others. This course looks at the future of African-Americans in a millennium in which the memory of their oppressions and reparations seem lost.

CAAS 454 - African-American Culture
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001 (LEC)
F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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