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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in CAAS


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)



CAAS 103. First Year Social Science Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 — Images of African American Women. Meets with AMCULT 102.004.

Instructor(s): Tiya A Miles (tiya@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). May not be repeated for credit. (Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 102.004.

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CAAS 103. First Year Social Science Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 002 — Psychology and the Study of Racial Differences.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Ruth 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). May not be repeated for credit. (Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/caas/103/002.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 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. In this course, students will learn to read this research critically, identifying specific factors that make research on group differences more likely to produce distorted and partial findings.

In the first section of the course, we will explore historical and contemporary meanings of the term "race" and the research tools used by psychologists to make racial comparisons. In the second section, we will use this knowledge to critically investigate research areas in which psychologists (and others) have looked for difference, including performance on standardized tests, health, athletic performance, and sexuality. In the final section, we will consider what the future of research on racial difference should be: when is difference important? What qualities distinguish research on differences that is not harmful or discriminating?

Class meetings will emphasize participation, including discussion and small group work. Students will be evaluated through written assignments and regular quizzes.

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CAAS 103. First Year Social Science Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 003 — Malcolm X, Black Power, and the Practice of History.

Instructor(s): Stephen Ward (smward@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). May not be repeated for credit. (Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will examine the life and legacy of Malcolm X, considering him both as an historical figure whose ideas and actions were part of a specific historical moment, and as an iconic, almost mythical figure whose image continues to stand as a powerful symbol. Our focus will be on understanding Malcolm's influence on the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s, when various organizations and individuals claimed to be carrying on his legacy. In addition, we will critically assess the ways in which his legacy continues to be constructed and used to represent that period of Black struggle.

Our investigation will be guided by three broad objectives. First, we will study Malcolm X's life leading up to his emergence as a national and international figure of Black resistance. Secondly, we will examine the contours and depth of his activism and its relationship to the broader African American freedom movement. This will include a close look at the various ways in which his ideas and his example as a political activist dramatically impacted the emergence of the Black Power movement following his assassination in 1965. Finally, we will analyze and interpret contemporary representations of Malcolm X in both scholarly and popular forms, allowing us to better understand his legacy and his place in narratives of African American history. Throughout the academic term, we will take care to highlight the ways that ideas and images are used to construct historical meaning — that is, to make sense of the past and its relationship to the present.

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CAAS 103. First Year Social Science Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 004 — Justice for all? Difference and Oppression in U.S. Society. Meets with Psychology 120.006.

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). May not be repeated for credit. (Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/psych/120/006.nsf

See Psychology 120.006.

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CAAS 104. First Year Humanities Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 — Black Multiculturalism. Meets with ENGLISH 140.

Instructor(s): Ifeoma C Nwankwo (icn@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). May not be repeated for credit. (Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

By examining key moments in African-American and Caribbean (including West Indian, Latino, and Haitian) literature, music, and film, we will gain insight into both the battles fought and the bridges built between these groups in the creation of what we know as "Black" culture and "Black" identity in the U.S. Our focus will be on the ways they have related to each other. To aid our understanding of the global context, we will also periodically review texts produced by members of the Black communities of Canada and England.

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CAAS 108 / HISTART 108. Introduction to African Art.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies). May not be included in a concentration plan.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/histart/108/001.nsf

See History of Art 108.001.

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CAAS 111. Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kelly M Askew (kaskew@umich.edu) , Julius S Scott III (jsscott@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/caas/111/001.nsf

CAAS 111 is a team-taught course that introduces students to the study of Africa and its Diaspora in the Americas, the West Indies, South America, and Europe. This 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.

This course is appropriate for both concentrators and non-concentrators. Concentrators should complete this course by the sophomore year.

Requirements The course will meet in a lecture and audio/film format twice a week, with one discussion section per week.

  1. Class and section attendance is an important part of the course. Students will be responsible for the assigned readings and for taking part in section discussions. (25%)
  2. A map quiz, sections (5%)
  3. A midterm in-class exam (short answer and identification questions) (25%)
  4. A 5-page essay (10%)
  5. A final exam (50% multiple choice, 50% short answer) (35%)

The essay and exams will be based on lectures, discussion sections, films, and readings.

Required texts:

  • Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali, D. T. Niane, ed.
  • The Classic Slave Narratives, Henry Louis Gates, ed.
  • Africanisms in American Culture, Joseph E. Holloway, ed.
  • The Origins of American Slavery, Betty Wood
  • Classical Black Nationalism, Wilson J. Moses, ed.

Books are available for purchase at Shaman Drum Bookstore (313 South State St., 662-7407). The books are also on reserve, along with journal articles, at Course Reserves (Shapiro Library) and the CAAS Library (5511 Haven Hall). A course pack of additional required readings will be available for purchase at Kolossus (310 East Washington, 994-5400).

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CAAS 200. Introduction to African Studies.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mbala D Nkanga Dieudonne (mbalank@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides an overview introduction to the study of Africa, its people, societies, and cultures. It aims at arming the students with useful and necessary basic knowledge and tools for comprehensive studies (artistic, historical, literary, political, sociological…) of the various social components of Africa. This course will endeavor to help them sort out myths and facts about Africa from pre-historical times to the post-colonial nations. The course focuses on:

  • Overview of major social, historical, political, and cultural events and situations that shaped (and still shape) the lives of Africans in the continent;
  • Survey of major writers and their writings on African societies;
  • Discovery of cultural and artistic facets, along with social structures and ideologies of life in Africa.

The first two months of the course will be devoted to lectures, and the last month will be used for group projects on selected topics. Besides a midterm exam, students will work collegially to find relevant materials and information, and present the progress made as well as the final products during the last week of class.

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CAAS 201. Introduction to Afro-American Studies.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nesha Z Haniff

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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CAAS 202. Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Studies.

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 001 — Caribbean Poets.

Instructor(s): Lorna G Goodison

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (Excl). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (Afro-Caribbean Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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CAAS 206. Issues in African Studies.

African Studies

Section 001 — Politics and Development in Africa.

Instructor(s): Yaw Twumasi (yawt@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The purpose of this course in comparative politics is to understand the problems and the potential of economic growth and development in Africa. We will, first, provide an overview of pre-capitalist social organizations and systems of economic production. We will, secondly, examine the problems of development and the possibilities for economic growth in their economic, social, and historical contexts. In the final part of the course, an attempt will be made to provide some explanation for the persistence of underdevelopment, exploring in particular the social, political, and global forces that have shaped and continue to shape the economies of Africa.

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CAAS 211. Dynamics of the Black Diaspora.

Section 001 — Economic Origins of the African Diaspora.

Instructor(s): Warren Whatley (wwhatley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course investigates the economic origins of the African Diaspora. Diaspora is problematized as the geographic dispersion of a people and more-broadly as trans-national connections in culture, language, politics, economy, genetics, and worldview. Students are introduced to the following topics: the economics of the first African Diaspora some 150,000 years ago; the continent of Africa in world economic history up to 1500 A.D.; the economics of migration and colonization on the continent of Africa before 1500 A.D.; the economics of the trans-Sahara and trans-Atlantic slave trades; Africans and the rise of the Atlantic economy; and the diaspora's contribution to the modern history of freedom, revolution, and democracy. The class will read and debate selections from classic texts (Walter Rodney's How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Eric Williams' Capitalism and Slavery and Philip Curtin's The Atlantic Slave Trade) as well as more recent contributions. This is not a typical lecture course. There are no examinations. Student performance is evaluated on the basis of weekly reading reports, class discussions, performances in debates, and the quality of an empirical research paper. Class resources include readings, films, the Internet, guest lecturers, and Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.

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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). May not be repeated for credit. (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 since the Civil War, 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. 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. For students who want access to a solid, general overview of U.S. history, the American Social History Project's Who Built America? will be available at the Reserve Reading desk in Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Similarly, an overview of African-American history, To Make Our World Anew (edited by Robin D.G. Kelley and Earl Lewis) will also be placed on Reserve.

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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). May not be repeated for credit. (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 — African American Literature in the U.S., from 1773 to 1912.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. (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 Bluhm Morley (sbluhm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS; CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/soc/303/001.nsf

See Sociology 303.001.

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CAAS 321 / SOC 323. African American Social Thought.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The underlying analytical question for this course is "What are the possibilities and pitfalls of varied forms of African American social thought for understanding the social condition of Black Americans and providing a platform for their social progress?" In grappling with this question, will explore a range of contemporary theoretical perspectives on the social condition and social character of African Americans, including integrationism (liberal and conservative), nationalism, Afrocentricity, Black feminist thought, postmodernism, and marxism/neo-marxism. While many of the theorists who will be considered in this course are sociologists, the course literature includes contributions from a variety of other major social sciences. Through a series of examinations, short essays, and classroom discussion we will aim to understand, interpret, and critically interrogate each school of thought, and then compare and contrast them.

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CAAS 322 / ENVIRON 335 / NRE 335. Introduction to Environmental Politics: Race, Class, and Gender.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dorceta E Taylor

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. (Cross-Area Courses).

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/nre/335/001.nsf

This course seeks to help students understand the bases of certain environmental beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions. Students will analyze how these attitudes and perceptions influence the way the environment is defined and the kinds of political action people pursue (if they pursue any at all). Students will look at the changing structure, political dynamics, racial and gender composition of the environmental movement. The class will study the role of whites, Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans in developing environmental discourses. The course will examine the environmental justice movement and other forms of grassroots environmentalism.

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CAAS 333. Perspectives in Afro-American History.

African-American Studies

Section 001 — Blacks, Indians, and the Making of America. [4 credits]. Meets with American Culture 310.005.

Instructor(s): Tiya A Miles (tiya@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/caas/333/001.nsf

See American Culture 310.005.

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CAAS 339 / LING 339. African American Languages and Dialects.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Edward R Barrett (rustyb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: LING 210 recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rustyb/339/

See Linguistics 339.001.

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CAAS 341 / THTREMUS 222. Introduction to Black Theatre.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Glenda Dickerson (glendad@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. (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 355 / HISTORY 355. Health and Illness in African Worlds.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy Hunt (nrhunt@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 200 recommended. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 355.001.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 — Prehistory of Africa. Meets with ANTHRARC 383.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the development of cultures in Subsaharan Africa from the first emergence of human-like bipeds more than 5 million years ago to the rise of states and urban centers during the Iron Age. The requirement of the course include a midterm examination (take-home) and either an in-class final exam or a research paper.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 002 — African Literature: Mythology and Cosmology. Taught in English. Meets with French 331.001.

Instructor(s): Alain Michel Mabankcou

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In what way should the imagination of Black Africa be understood? How do people invent gods? Where does the idea of the Devil come from? Where does the idea of a World divided between Good and Evil come from? Do inanimate objects have a soul? Is there life after death? Africa is, without a doubt, one continent for which beliefs are very important. By examining the works of writers and great storytellers from Africa, this course will show how one can preserve a culture by means of myths and legends on a continent in which oral tradition is a fundamental element.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 003 — A History of European Immigration and Race Relations in America: The Conflict Between Ideals and Reality. Meets with RCSSCI 360.001.

Instructor(s): Kenneth Brown (krbrown@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Over 90% of European immigrants who came to America in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries were poor, illiterate, penniless, peasants and serfs who were classified as an inferior race of humans by the ruling classes of Europe. Many immigrants came as indentured servants, a state of being often resembling chattel slavery. Many came as stow-a-ways; some as prisoners sentenced to exile in the Americas, but most came searching for economic prosperity and sociopolitical freedom. All had at one time or another in their histories, been slaves or in a state of near slavery. America offered a chance to be free from the tyranny of the wealthy, the noble, the caste, and religious and sectarian violence. Shortly upon arriving, the most oppressed too often became the oppressors of Native Americans and Blacks. This course examines the transformation from freedom seekers to freedom deniers of European immigrants during this period. How could so many of those who had suffered so violently under the yoke of slavery and Europe's version of apartheid so quickly and seamlessly become racist, slavery supporting, freedom denying Americans at worst or turn a blind eye to these horrors at best? This course attempts to answer those and other questions.

Students will be required to read six short books and a few short articles, and view videos. Weekly e-mails are required. Students also will be required to lead class discussions based on the prior week's readings. The midterm assignment is an outline and annotated bibliography detailing a final research paper due at the end of the academic term.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 004 — Black Leadership. Meets with History 393.003.

Instructor(s): Gaines

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 005 — Global Perspectives on Gender, Reproduction, and Health. Meets with WOMENSTD 345.002.

Instructor(s): Amal Hassan Fadlalla

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 345.002.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 006 — Urban and Community Studies I. Meets with RCSSCI 330.001.

Instructor(s): Stephen Ward (smward@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Social Science 330.001.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 007 — PolitCult of U.S.Imperialism. Meets with HISTORY 393.002.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 008 — Histories of the Modern Caribbean. Meets with History 358.001.

Instructor(s): Richard Turits

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/history/358/001.nsf

See History 358.001.

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CAAS 360. Afro-American Art.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John M Lockard (jmlockaz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 384 / ENGLISH 384 / AMCULT 406. Topics in Caribbean Literature.

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 001 — Life and Literature in the Contemporary Caribbean Diaspora.

Instructor(s): Ifeoma C Nwankwo (icn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 202 recommended. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Afro-Caribbean Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 384.001.

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CAAS 394. Junior Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 — Black Community in the 20th C.

Instructor(s): Derrick I M Gilbert (derrickg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 408. African Economies: Social and Political Settings.

African Studies

Section 001 — Development from the Pre-Colonial Economy to Structural Adjustment and Beyond. ECON 102 recommended

Instructor(s): Howard Stein

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 200 recommended. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to African economic development. The focus of the course is to understand the origin and nature of the economic crisis in Africa along with the options available for reversing the continent's economic malaise. The first part of the course will present a history of African economic development with an emphasis on understanding the economic legacy of the pre-colonial and colonial period. The second part of the course will aim at identifying the evolution of the economic crisis during the first two decades of independence. The final section offers a critical examination of the nature and impact of the World Bank/IMF-sponsored adjustment policies with a discussion of possible alternatives to adjustment.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

CAAS 410. Supervised Reading and Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. (Cross-Area Courses). Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (CAAS 410 or 510), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor/department required.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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). May not be repeated for credit. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

CAAS 440 / FILMVID 440. African Cinema.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lucia A Saks (lsaks@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 200 recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/caas/440/001.nsf

This course examines African Cinema as a concept (does it exist), historically, aesthetically, and theoretically. It problematizes the very idea of African Cinema, while at the same time acknowledging its heuristic force in the cinema. The first part of the course will be devoted to the classical period — the post colonial moment, while the second part will situate itself in the contemporary moment through a case study of South African cinema.

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CAAS 443 / WOMENSTD 443. Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nesha Z Haniff

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 or WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 443.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

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

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maxwell K Owusu

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Afro-Caribbean Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 414.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

CAAS 449 / POLSCI 359. African Politics.

African Studies

Section 001 — Meets with POLSCI 470.00?.

Instructor(s): Jennifer Anne Widner (jwidner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 200 recommended. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies).

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

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jwidner/ps459.html

See Political Science 359.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/caas/450/001.nsf

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

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). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 453.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

CAAS 457 / ECON 476. Political Economy of Black America.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Warren C Whatley (wwhatley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 101. CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/econ/476/001.nsf

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 — Toni Morrison as Novelist and Critic. Meets with CAAS 458.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 482.003.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 002 — Harlem Renaissance. Meets with American Culture 498.002.

Instructor(s): Anderson

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 498.002.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 003 — Africa and Post-War Development Theory and Policy. Prereq.: ECON 102; CAAS 200 recommended.

Instructor(s): Howard Stein

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course will trace the evolution of development policy thinking in the post-war period and its influence on Africa and other regions of the world. The material covered will include capital centered models, dualism, redistribution with growth, basic needs, dependency and structuralism, and neo-classical economic approaches and its associated neo-liberal strategies. Seminal works in each of these areas will be read and critically assessed. The policy manifestations of each approach will be presented and discussed. The aim of the course is to move towards a better understanding of the spectrum of views on the possible causes and solutions to the problem of underdevelopment.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 004 — Contemporary State Relations in Africa.

Instructor(s): Yaw Twumasi (yawt@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Over the last decade or so, the way in which scholars think about Africa's political problem have come to be profoundly influenced by the theoretical debates concerning weak and strong states in the international community. The objective of this course is not to explore this intellectual tradition. This is a course in comparative politics designed with two main purposes in mind. First, we will briefly examine the diverse interpretations 'stateness' in the context of how African states manage to establish effective governments and exercise control over the permanent populations under their jurisdiction. Second, we will focus on relations among African states, paying particular attention to the following topics among others in inter-African relations: conflict and cooperation at the continental level; conflict resolution; wars and related issue of refugees, and economic integration and regionalism.

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CAAS 477 / ENVIRON 477 / NRE 477. Women and the Environment.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dorceta E Taylor

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Cross-Area Courses). Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/nre/477/001.nsf

See Environment 477.001.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001 — MEETS WITH COMM 458.003.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to give students a detailed overview of the history of the African American press in the United States from 1827 to the present. Specifically, students will explore how individuals, economic trends, the arts, social movements, and federal and state governments shaped the form and content of Black newspapers. We also will discuss the role of contemporary Black journalists in white-dominated media organizations.

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CAAS 490. Special Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 — Brazil: Race, Region, and Cultural History. Meets Sept 2 thru October 30. [2 credits]. Meets with History 590.001 and LACS 590.001 and LACS 490.001. (Drop/Add deadline=September 22).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (1-2). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Mini/short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/lacs/490/001.nsf

See Latin American and Caribbean Studies 490.001.

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CAAS 495. Senior Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 — Texts of U.S. Slavery, Race and Labor: "From 'Nadir' to 'New Negro'". Meets with English 407.005.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits. (Cross-Area Courses). (Capstone Course).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we will study the emergence of African American literature at the beginning of the 20th century; a time in which both pessimism about racial violence in the U.S. and optimism over new opportunities for Black artists reflect African American's growing participation in the arts while they suffered from virulent forms of discrimination. Through close readings of novels, poetry, and prose by authors ranging from Charles Chesnutt, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Booker T. Washington to W.E.B. Du Bois, we will explore the texts and contexts of a time called the "nadir" (or low point) of African American history and its relation to the era of the "new negro" and the Harlem Renaissance that emerged in the 1920s. Course requirements: consistent participation in class discussion, short response papers, and one research paper.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 003 — In and out of the Burning House: James Baldwin's Transatlantic Passages. Meets with American Culture 699.007.

Instructor(s): Magdalena J Zaborowska (mzaborow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Cross-Area Courses).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 699.007.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4


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