CAAS 469 - Issues in Field Studies in the Diaspora
Section: 001 Preparation for Activism and Assessment in the Field
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
CAAS 111 or permission of instructor. May require concurrent registration in CAAS 468, Field Studies in the Diaspora.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

The study abroad to South Africa, the Pedagogy of Action was designed as a year-long process of student education and transformation. This is a three-course series, the first being the Pedagogy of Empowerment CAAS 443, the Epidemic of HIV in the African American community. This class explores race, gender, health and activism in the context of HIV/AIDS in United States Black communities. Through this two-tiered course, students cultivate strong background knowledge of HIV in Black communities, and explore issues of accountability, apathy, and activism as they pertain to HIV prevention.

The second class is CAAS 469. All students who are accepted in this program must attend this class. Readings and discussion about the issues, ideas, culture and politics of the young American student teaching in South Africa will be rigorously addressed. What and where is South Africa? What are the myths and perceptions of this African country? Is this trip a chance to have a vacation or to take seriously this place as a site of cultural significance, a place of ideas and learning? What does it mean to be an American in the world today? How do South Africans see Americans? What kind of American do you want to be and present to the world. The end piece is CAAS 468, the Pedagogy of Action which is the experience in the field.

CAAS 469 - Issues in Field Studies in the Diaspora
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: This course will meet the CAAS upperlevel cross-area requirement.
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 9780316733120
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela, Publisher: Little, Brown 2006
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780826412768
pedagogy of the Oppressed, Author: Paulo Friere, Publisher: Continuum 1 2000
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0852558678
Letting them die : why HIV/AIDS intervention programmes fail, Author: Campbell, Catherine, 1959-, Publisher: International African Institute 2003
ISBN: 9780712670135
No future without forgiveness, Author: Tutu, Desmond., Publisher: Rider 1999
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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