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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in CAAS


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


CAAS 103. First Year Social Science Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Justice for all? Difference and Oppression in U.S. Society. Meets with Psychology 120.007.

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). (Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.

R&E First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/psych/120/007.nsf

See Psychology 120.007.

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CAAS 103. First Year Social Science Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 003 Psychology and the Study of Racial Differences.

Instructor(s): Cole

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). (Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/caas/103/003.nsf

Within psychology there is a longstanding debate about whether there are fundamental, essential differences between people of difference races. In this course, we will learn to read this research critically, identifying specific factors that make research on group differences more likely to produce distorted and partial findings. We will discuss the ways this "difference paradigm" has been used to understand not only race, but also gender, sexuality, and other social categories. We will look at the broader social implications of such research, examining the ways that it has been used to support a political ideology in which members of different groups are held to be different, alien, and therefore destined to conflict and separate walks of life. We will also study research employing methodological strategies that offer insight into the processes that create and maintain group differences. Such research may illuminate not only the differences between groups, but also the very meaning of group categories.

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CAAS 104. First Year Humanities Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 002 The Making of Race, the Making of Fiction. Meets with English 140.003.

Instructor(s): Xiomara A Santamarina (xas@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). (Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 140.003.

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CAAS 111. Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kevin K Gaines (gaineskk@umich.edu), Elisha P Renne (erenne@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E). May not be included in a concentration plan.

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/caas/111/001.nsf

AAS 111 is a team taught course that introduces students to the study of Africa and its Diaspora in the Americas and West Indies, as well as Europe. The course takes a multimedia, interdisciplinary approach to a range of historical, literary, artistic, religious, economic, and political questions crucial to the understanding of the experiences of people of African descent. Using maps, films, the visual arts, music, important historical texts, and short stories, the course will focus on four major themes: (1) migration and the middle passage; (2) slavery and resistance; (3) segregation and freedom movements; and (4) the arts and global Black consciousness. Prerequisite to the CAAS concentration and minor suitable for interested nonconcentrators.

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CAAS 201(100). Introduction to Afro-American Studies.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Neisha Haniff

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (SS). (R&E). (African-American Studies).

R&E

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides an interdisciplinary overview and introduction to the area of Afro-American Studies. Historical, political, sociocultural, and behavioral perspectives are brought to bear on the analysis of the Black American experience. Specifically, the course intends to:

  • Introduce students to the corpus of knowledge characteristic of the Afro-American Studies disciplinary perspective;
  • Consider salient issues, debates and critiques in the area;
  • Survey the Black American experience with emphasis on current social, political, and economic developments; and
  • Encourage the development of greater insight into the Black American experience.

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CAAS 202(200). Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Studies.

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 001 Caribbean Poets.

Instructor(s): Lorna Goodison

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (Excl). (R&E). (Afro-Caribbean Studies).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Caribbean poet Lorna Goodison will teach this introductory course. Readings will include poems by Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, Jean Rhys and other Caribbean poets.

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CAAS 231 / HISTORY 275. Survey of Afro-American History, II.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michele Mitchell (mmitch@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (SS). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed as a survey of African-American people, politics, and culture since emancipation. From Reconstruction to migration, from world wars to mass social protest, we will assess how large-scale demographic and political phenomena shaped the daily lives of Black women, men, and children. As much as we shall focus upon the ways in which a unified Afro-American experience has been forged through ongoing forms of oppression, we will also consider how various factors including class, region, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ideology contributed to substantial diversity within Black communities by the mid-twentieth century. Moreover, a major goal of the course is to complicate "race": at the same time we explore the rigid yet arbitrary practices of racial segregation ("Jim Crow") we shall also endeavor to discuss racial dynamics in the United States beyond binary notions of Black and white.

Throughout the term we shall work with the artifacts and crafting of history as well. Not only will we read primary documents and analyze cultural expressions, then, we are also going to spend time thinking about how scholars have written African-American history. Whereas this course is not a theory seminar, it is nonetheless concerned with theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding the past. Students who take this course should be somewhat familiar with the contours of African-American and/or U.S. history but prior work in either field is not a prerequisite. Furthermore, it is not necessary to have taken African-American History I in order to enroll in African-American History II.

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CAAS 241 / WOMENSTD 231. Women of Color and Feminism.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Native American Feminism. Meets with American Culture 301.006

Instructor(s): Andrea Lee Smith

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 301.006.

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CAAS 246(446) / HISTORY 246. Africa to 1850.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mamadou Diouf (mdiouf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (African Studies).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 246.001.

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CAAS 274 / ENGLISH 274. Introduction to Afro-American Literature.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Xiomara A Santamarina (xas@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (HU). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 274.001.

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CAAS 303 / SOC 303. Race and Ethnic Relations.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheila Marie Bluhm (sbluhm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS; CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E). (African-American Studies).

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/soc/303/001.nsf

See Sociology 303.001.

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CAAS 327 / PSYCH 315. Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience.

African-American Studies

Section 001 Social Psychology of the African Family.

Instructor(s): Denis Ugwuegbu (dcugwueg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E). (African-American Studies).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Social Psychology of the African family is designed to be a highly interactive course aimed at the 200-, 300-, and 400-level students in Psychology, the Center for Afro-American and African Studies, and other related social science and liberal arts disciplines. The principal objective of the course is to guide the students through lectures, group discussions, and individual or group information gathering to explore the traditional and contemporary psycho-dynamics of the African family. The family is a flexible unit that adapts deliberately to physical and psychological influences acting upon it both from within and without. In its interaction with these forces it must adapt to prevalent customs and mores. Internally, the African family must strive to come to terms with the basic biological bonds of man and woman, and of mother and child, and of children and parents. The second objective of the course is to assess how the African family met these needs and expectations in the past and how it is meeting them in the contemporary complex time.

The course begins with the examination of psychology and the study of the African family and interpersonal interaction in the family. This is followed by detailed and in-dept analysis of the environment of the African family, types of traditional African family, the function and role of kinship system, the psychology of the African marriage systems, the psychology and centrality of children in the African culture, and children's family roles. Special emphasis will be given to the analysis of the European intrusion into the African family life such as the slave trade, colonialism, and industrial labor. Finally, the course considers new threats to the survival of the African family system, such as HIV/Aids, wars, hunger, and diseases. Consideration is given to the coping strategies by which the African family is surviving the stresses of social change and the demand for change.

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CAAS 335 / AAPTIS 335 / RELIGION 310. African-American Religion Between Christianity and Islam.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sherman Jackson (sajackso@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (HU). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 335.001.

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CAAS 337 / HISTORY 337 / WOMENSTD 337. Black Women in the United States, Part I: From the American Revolution through the Women's Era.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martha Jones (msjonz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/history/337/001.nsf

This course explores the field of African-American women's history from 1619-1900. Topics include Black women's experiences in the slave trade, in colonial America, in the revolutionary period, in the pre-Civil War North, in antebellum slavery, in the Civil War and Reconstruction era, and, at the century's end, in the era termed both the nadir of American race relations and the women's era. The course will ask how understandings of African-American women's histories may transform more long-standing interpretations of the history of family, labor, politics, social movements, health and sexuality inthe U.S. It will also take up the challenges particular to research in this field, asking how historians have overcome what has been understood to be the absence of African-American women's voices in the historical record.

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CAAS 341 / THTREMUS 222. Introduction to Black Theatre.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): OyamO (oyamo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (HU). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Theatre and Drama 222.001.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 The Prehistory of Africa. Meet with Anthropological Archaeology 383.001.

Instructor(s): Augustin F C Holl (holla@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Anthropological Archaeology 383.001.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 002 New Voices of African Literature in the French Speaking World. Meets with French 350.001.

Instructor(s): Alain Mabanckou

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See French 350.001.

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CAAS 360. Afro-American Art.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lockard

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (HU). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course:

  • introduces students to West African cultures and their relationships to Afro-American culture;
  • develops on a broad level an Afrocentric aesthetic point of view;
  • encourages greater insight and exploration into the arts of African and Afro-American people and the spirits and realities that motivate the "arts," and
  • creates a living vehicle for understanding and resolving problematic cultural patterns which disturb, confuse, and cancerize our historic and contemporary lives.

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CAAS 380 / HISTART 360. Special Topics in African Art.

African Studies

Section 001 African Diaspora-The Americas.

Instructor(s): Jacqueline R Francis (jrfranci@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 108 or 214 and upperclass standing; CAAS 200 recommended. (3). (Excl). (African Studies).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 360.001.

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CAAS 394. Junior Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 African Americans & the Politics of Culture Expatriates and Cultural Ambassadors: African Americans Abroad During the Cold War. Meets with History 396.004.

Instructor(s): Penny M Von Eschen (pmve@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 396.004.

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CAAS 410. Supervised Reading and Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit with permission of the concentration advisor.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

For students who can show appropriate preparation in courses previously taken, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies offers course credit for independent study. A full-time faculty member must agree to supervise the undertaking and to meet with the student during the term. The proposed course of study may not duplicate the material of any course regularly offered by the Center. The reading and writing requirement should be comparable to that required in a regular course for the same number of credits; and all the work must be completed by the final day of class in the term. After consultation with and approval from a CAAS faculty member, applications for independent study along with statements describing the schedule of readings and of writing assignments must be filled out. Such applications must be signed by the faculty member involved and turned in before the end of the second week of the term. It is therefore advisable to submit applications (available in 200 West Hall) in advance of the beginning of the independent study term and, upon approval, a permission number will be issued.

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CAAS 413. Theories of Black Nationalism.

Section 001 20TH CENTURY AFRICAN CULTURAL MOVEMENTS.

Instructor(s): Mbala D Nkanga

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111, and one 200-level course, CAAS 200, 201 or 202. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 426. Urban Redevelopment and Social Justice.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 URBAN REDEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL JUSTICE: CAN WE HAVE BOTH? A SEMINAR FOR FUTURE PROFESSIONALS. Meets with Urban Planning 426.001.

Instructor(s): James A Chaffers

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Taught from the perspective of a registered architect, this course is organized around topical issues of design, professionalism, and equity in urban resources development. Intended primarily for students with non-architectural backgrounds, the course seeks to provide a spirited exploration of the explicit (and subtle) connections between people, land, and power in our cities and the specific effects of these linkages upon contemporary urban rebuilding. In the main, our explorations are aimed at providing a broadened philosophical understanding of the "Who?" and "Why?" of contemporary urban redevelopment policies particularly as such policies impact on the emerging "central city." A seminar format will be followed, combining formal and informal lectures, slide presentations, selected case studies, selected readings, and a series of student-generated workshops. Continued active class participation and the preparation of a thirty-minute audio cassette tape for presentation near the end of the term are basic course requirements. Ongoing class dialogue will be augmented periodically with urban field trips and invited guests.

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CAAS 434 / SOC 434. Social Organization of Black Communities.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alford A Young Jr (ayoun@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course offers a critical examination of ethnographic studies of African-American urban life. Ethnography is a method of research that involves participating in, and critically observing, a community or social setting for the purpose of generating a scholarly analysis. In sociology, the ethnographic approach has been a principal means of studying African American urban life. For the purposes of this course a selection of ethnographies will be assessed within the context of the development of American social scientific research, and the historical developments that affected the social and cultural spheres of African American urban life throughout the twentieth century. We will first examine some classic studies of this experience, then spent the majority of the class on more contemporary studies. The format for the course will be a combination of lectures and class discussions.

The analytical questions that will shape our interrogation of the course material include the following:

  1. What kinds of social organizational patterns exist in the urban communities within which Black Americans reside?,
  2. Does a distinctive Black American culture also exist in these communities?,
  3. In what ways may Black American social organizational and cultural patterns be perceived as healthy or deleterious, and by what standards?,
  4. In what ways, and to what extent, are developments in Black American social organization and culture autonomous from, or dependant upon, developments in American social organization and culture?,
  5. What implications for social policy are elucidated in each of the studies considered in this course?, and
  6. What kind of specific method or approach to ethnography is utilized in each of these studies?

A selection of the course material is as follows (other works will be added to the list):

  • Elijah Anderson, Streetwise
  • St. Claire Drake and Horace Cayton, Black Metropolis
  • W.E.B. DuBois, The Philadelphia Negro
  • Eliot Liebow, Tally's Corner
  • Sudhir Venkatesh, American Project
  • Mary Pattillo-McCoy, Black Picket Fences

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CAAS 444 / ANTHRCUL 414. Introduction to Caribbean Societies and Cultures, I.

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maxwell K Owusu (omk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (3). (Excl). (Afro-Caribbean Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 414.001.

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CAAS 450. Law, Race, and the Historical Process, I.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ronald C Woods (rcwoods@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/caas/450/001.nsf

Law defines the status and prospects of Blacks, occupies a key role in Black ideological debates and organizational activity, and reflects the dominant crises in United States and world history. This course covers the period from the initial interaction between Blacks and the processes of law in colonial North America to the beginnings of the modern Civil Rights era. It reviews the law of slavery and the slave trade, the Constitution and the status of Blacks in the ante-bellum period, Constitutional and legislative developments during Reconstruction, and the legal circumstance of Blacks in the era of Jim Crow segregation.

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CAAS 454 / ANTHRCUL 453. African-American Culture.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Melvin D Williams (mddoublu@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in the social sciences. CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 453.001.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Toni Morrison as Novelist and Critic. MEETS WITH WS 483.001 & ENGLISH 482.003.

Instructor(s): Arlene Keizer (arkeizer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 482.003.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 006 Problems in Management of Work in African Organizations.

Instructor(s): Denis Ugwuegbu (dcugwueg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Problems in the Management of Work in African Organizations is an upper-level organizational psychology course that is open to 200-, 300-, and 400-level undergraduate students in Afro-American and African Studies, Management, Psychology, and other related Social Sciences and Humanities courses. The objective of this course is to explore with students through lectures, group discussions, discovery approach, and movies the macro nature of the factors that impinge on African organizations and the African system of work and by so doing discover human behavior problems and prospects in the management of African organizations that are probably causal to the underdevelopment of African organizations.

The lectures will begin with a consideration of African traditional system of work, colonial legacy in the management of work in African organizations, and then proceed to discussion of the following organizational management behaviors such as, problems of motivation, decision-making, leadership, conflict and conflict management, and human resource development and utilization in Africa. Emphasis will be laid on possible approaches to resolving these problems to enable managers of African organizations to attain efficiency and effectiveness.

Assessment of student performance in the course will include class attendance and participation, a midterm quiz, and a final examination. Students also will engage in profiling psychological and personality factors that contribute to the success or failure of small- and medium-sized scale business in urban areas of the US.

A textbook is required for the course.

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CAAS 478 / LACS 400 / HISTORY 578. Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America.

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 001 The Performing Arts in Brazil: Cultural & Historical Perspectives. Meets with RCSSCI 460.001

Instructor(s): Sueann Caulfield (scaul@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 202 recommended. (3). (Excl). (Afro-Caribbean Studies). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Social Science 460.001.

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CAAS 486. Communication Media in the Black World: Print Media.

African-American Studies

Section 001 Meets with Communication Studies 458.003

Instructor(s): Catherine Squires (squiresc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course gives students in-depth knowledge of the history of the African American press from the antebellum era to the present. Through readings, discussions, and short papers, students will investigate relationships between the Black press, Black political ideas and social movements, and mainstream news coverage of African Americans.

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CAAS 489 / ENGLISH 479. Topics in Afro-American Literature.

African-American Studies

Section 001 Twentieth-century African American fictional narratives.

Instructor(s): Michele L Simms-Burton (mlsimms@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201, 274 and/or 338 strongly recommended. (3). (Excl). (African-American Studies). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 479.001.

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CAAS 495. Senior Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 20th-Century Black Atlantic Intellectuals.

Instructor(s): Brooks

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). (Capstone Course). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This class emphasizes the circulation of ideas among persons of African descent in the 20th-century "Black Atlantic." The term "Black Atlantic" treats the region between the United States, West Africa, Great Britain, and the Caribbean as one unit, emphasizing the movement of Black bodies and racial theories across the Atlantic Ocean and national borders. The reading assignments are chosen to highlight these patterns of Black migration and the creation of Black intellectual communities in various parts of the Black Atlantic. In addition to tracing the intellectual history of Pan-Africanism, anticolonial thought and action, intellectual decolonization, and theories of racial solidarity, we will be investigating such concepts as national citizenship, "the African diaspora", and "multiculturalism" as they have been used and transformed by these thinkers.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Acquisition of Pidgins/Creoles. Meets with Linguistics 815.001.

Instructor(s): Teresa L Satterfield (tsatter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/ling/815/001.nsf

See Linguistics 815.001.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 002 The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health. Meets with Women's Studies 440.001.

Instructor(s): Nesha Z Haniff (nzh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 440.001.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 004 Building Black Bondage: Architecture, Slavery, and American Identity. Meets with Architecture 509.053

Instructor(s): Coleman A. Jordan

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar considers the spatial politics and poetics of the architecture, and its historical and theoretical discourses, of structures and landscapes of the Black Atlantic. We will study various architectural forms that were employed in the African slave trade (slave holding castles, slave ships, trade marts) and locations that served as sites of segregation and victimization of Blacks during Reconstruction and after (sites of lynching, urban riots), and continue to permeate American society today (national memorial sites, ghettoes). The architectural and visual material will be studied in its historical and cultural context, through readings, film, student presentations, and in the course of creative student interpretations and representations. Requirements include participation in class discussions, individual and group presentations, and completing writing and visual assignments.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 005 Global Electronic Commerce: Information Policy and Strategy. Meets with SI 669/769.

Instructor(s): Derrick L Cogburn

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This advanced graduate seminar explores the current political, economic, and strategic context within which global electronic commerce is developing. Promotes a critical understanding of these issues and increases the participant's ability to participate in and influence these global debates. Enhances the research, analytic, writing, technology, and presentation skills of the participants through team-based research projects, report writing, presentations, and use of collaboration technologies.

The seminar begins with critical discussions of contrasting theoretical frameworks for understanding, analyzing, and critiquing this current historical period defined by globalization, electronic commerce, and the information economy. These frameworks include network society approaches, world-systems theories, institutional analyses, state-centric approaches, citizen responsive models, and international regime theories, each of which focuses on different sets of interrelated actors and their impact on the policy formulation process.

Seminar identifies and critiques the national, regional, and global strategic initiatives and frameworks designed to support the development of a global information infrastructure/society and electronic commerce. Participants analyze and critique these various initiatives as well as understand the contending roles of the critical organizations and institutions (including public, private, and NGO sectors) that are supporting and/or opposing them.

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