AAS 331 - The World of the Black Child
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Psychology or Afro-American and African Studies.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses).
May not be repeated for credit.
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This lecture course has three objectives: 1. to introduce key areas of research and theory about the socialization and development of African American children 2. to facilitate critical thinking about this body of literature 3. to explore how racial discrimination and social policies shape the cultural, family, community, peer, and school contexts within which low-income and middle-income African American children develop. Various domains of development are examined (e.g., racial identity, self-esteem, academic motivation and achievement, physical health). The course reflects an emphasis on both positive and problematic development, and gives attention to social policies and interventions that can potentially improve the lives of African American children and their families. Class costs for students: $1-$50.

Course Requirements:

Course Requirements: Three exams (multiple-choice and short-answer format), discussion posts, class attendance, and participation. All readings except chapters from three books are available through Canvas.


AAS 331 - The World of the Black Child
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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