Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Afroamerican and African Studies (Division 311)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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CAAS 103. First Year Social Science Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Barrel of A Pen: African Politics in Literature.

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

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Africans have lived in an intensely political era since the end of World War II. They have struggled for independence, charted plans for decolonization, promoted and suffered the rise of authoritarian regimes, and debated and experimented with a wide variety of political frameworks for economic and social development. This course looks at the central role played by African writers in shaping the politics of this era. Readings will be selected from the works of writers, men and women, from throughout the continent, including Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ayi Kwei Armah, Mariama Ba, Camara Laye, Ngugi wa Thiongo, and others.

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CAAS 104. First Year Humanities Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Black Multiculturalism. Meets with English 140.002.

Instructor(s): Ifeoma 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).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

By examining key African-American and Caribbean (Latino, Haitian, and West Indian) literary, musical, and filmic texts we will gain insight into the battles fought and the bridges built in the creation of Black culture and identity in the U.S. Both Caribbean immigrants and African-American migrants from the South brought their own culture, music, and dreams of a utopian North (America). These cultures and dreams have clashed and blended, resulting in a variety of definitions and expressions of Blackness. We will analyze the development of these definitions and expressions in relation to each other, considering questions such as: Are African-American and West Indian equivalent in the U.S.? Should works written by African-Americans that are set in the Caribbean be categorized as Caribbean or as African-American? Is the music of Wyclef Jean and/or Lauryn Hill African-American or is it Caribbean? Are the portrayals of Caribbean Blacks in How Stella Got Her Groove Back stereotypical? Is or can Latinidad be Blackness? (At key points we will also reference African-Canadian, Caribbean-Canadian, and Black British texts and cultures.)

Required texts: Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory
Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent
Frederick Douglass, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Paule Marshall, Brown Girl, Brownstones
Claude McKay, Home to Harlem
James Baldwin, Go Tell It On The Mountain

Coursepack with excerpts and articles authors include Zora Neale Hurston, Louise Bennett, Nicolas Guillen, Stuart Hall, and Carole Boyce Davies

Course Requirements: Short weekly essays, Midterm Exam, Individual and Group Presentations, Final Research Paper

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CAAS 108/Hist. of Art 108. Introduction to African Art.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dana Rush

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/fall99/108-001.html

See History of Art 108.001.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Hanes Walton

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces and provides a general overview of the area of Afroamerican Studies. It employs a multidisciplinary perspective which combines elements from conventional historical, political, sociocultural, and behavioral orientations in the analysis of Afroamerican culture and institutions. The course format is a lecture-discussion with two weekly lectures. Students meet with GSIs once weekly to discuss course readings and lectures. The course will be supplemented by guest lecturers, selected CAAS colloquia, films, and special projects.

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CAAS 203. Issues in Afro-American Development.

African-American Studies

Section 001 Affirmative Action. Meets with Women's Studies 253.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

There is a great concern that all the rights gained in the sixties are now being eroded by legal challenges to affirmative action rules. Indeed there is a hue and cry that there is now reverse discrimination and that preferential treatment is illegal. The African American community in particular appears to be greatly alarmed by these challenges and is looking for ways to respond to these set backs. This course will address the dilemma of the response and attempt to shape some thinking about the fight for affirmative action. The cases at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas will be examined not for their legal construct but for their meaning as a social construct. In addition Proposition 209 will be discussed as an important watershed in the anti-civil rights movement. The anti-affirmative action forces, and the dilemma of African-Americans and other minorities against affirmative action will be seriously addressed. Some attention will be paid to Justice Clarence Thomas and Mr. Ward Connerly, two major figures against affirmative action. The objective is to begin the process of cogent action and to develop the language to articulate affirmative action as a right and not a benefit.

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CAAS 206. Issues in African Studies.

African Studies

Section 001 Performance, Art, and Power in Africa.

Instructor(s): Kelly Askew

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will offer students an anthropological perspective on the cultural and aesthetic diversity of Sub-Saharan Africa. We will explore both current and historical art forms with an eye and ear to how their performance and production are intimately related to power relations. Among the topics to be discussed are: cross-cultural understandings of art and aesthetics, art in the service of power (royal regalia, praise-singers, colonialism), art as a mode of resistance, art and development, commercialization, and syncretism in African art forms. While we will explore a wide variety of genres (drama, music, dance, painting, masking, sculpture, poetry, and film), the course is not meant as a survey of African performing and non-performing arts. Instead we will seek to unravel the interconnections between art, culture, and society by asking how art constitutes a potent means of maintaining, contesting, and negotiating power.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mitchell

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 275.001.

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

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mamadou Diouf

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). (African Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 246.001.

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CAAS 303/Soc. 303. Race and Ethnic Relations.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michelle Harris-Reid (hreid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS. (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 303.001.

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CAAS 322/NR&E 335. Introduction to Environmental Politics: Race, Class, and Gender.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dorceta Taylor (dorceta@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course seeks to help students understand the basis 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 Asians in developing environmental discourses. The course will examine the environmental justice movement and other forms of grassroots environmentalism.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001 Race and Social Identity.

Instructor(s): Cole

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. (3). (SS).

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CAAS 331/Psych. 316. The World of the Black Child.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vonnie McLoyd (vcmcloyd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course has two objectives. They are, first, to introduce key areas of research and theory related to the socialization and development of African-American children and second, to facilitate critical thinking regarding this body of research and theory. The course will focus on cultural and situational forces that affect the lives of African-American lower-and middle-class children. In order to highlight the factors that contribute to the social conditions of the African-American child, a section of the course will look at the lives of specific individuals through their personal accounts and will compare the converging and diverging features of the socialization of African-American children and South African children. Topics to be discussed will include: (1) family, peers, and community socialization; (2) the development of a sense of self and racial identification; (3) portrayal of African-American in books for children; (4) school achievement and intellectual development; (5) teenage pregnancy; and (6) welfare, poverty, and father absence.

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CAAS 341/Theatre 222. Introduction to Black Theatre.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Theatre and Drama 222.001.

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CAAS 348/Dance 358 (Music). Dance in Culture: Origins of Jazz Dance.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Dances of Latinas/Latinos. Meets with American Culture 311.001.

Instructor(s): Evelyn Velez Aguayo (aguayo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 311.001.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Economic History of African Americans.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/afam/358/001.nsf

This course will cover the economic history of Africans in America from the 15th century to the present, with emphasis placed on the historical roots of contemporary African-American life. Students will leave the course with well-informed opinions on the following topics: the contributions of African Americans to American economic development; the economic foundations and legacies of racial slavery in the United States; the economic significance and meaning of freedom and citizenship; the economic thought of African Americans; the economic structure of Jim Crow and the responses of African Americans to it; the economic causes and consequences of the Black migration to the north; the economics of the Civil Rights Movement; the changing class structure of the Black community; the economics of Black family structure; markets vs. the state in Black economic development; an accounting of contemporary Black economic resources; African Americans in the global economy; and economic strategies for the future.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 002 The Epidemic of HIV, AIDS in the African American and Hispanic Communities. Meets with Women's Studies 342.001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

At present the HIV spread in the United States is highest in the African American and Hispanic communities. Hispanic and African American men and women represent the highest incidence of HIV infection and deaths from AIDS in the U.S. This epidemic in these communities is at present unabated for many reasons. This is a very complex issue and very many factors affect the current status of this epidemic only some of which will be addressed here. This course will examine gender relations what are the dynamics of the relationship between men and women in which men and women put each other at risk for HIV infection? What contributes to such behavior? How does one deal with the HIV infection and not drug addiction? Is it possible to reduce HIV infection without such intervention? And what about homophobia in these communities, and poverty and the whole culture of health? Finally the issue of race how does race shape the current level of the epidemic? And more importantly how does it affect the solution in reducing the epidemic? What can be learned from the gay community who was able to effectively reduce the spread of HIV in their community? The lessons to solutions certainly seems to correlate very strongly with race and gender.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 003 History of the Civil Rights Era, 1940-Present. Meets with History 393.001.

Instructor(s): Kevin Gaines (gaineskk@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 393.001.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 004 Cultural History of Africa: From the 1920s to the Present.

Instructor(s): Dieudonné-Christophe Mbala Nkanga (mbalank@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore the cultural life of Africa as it relates to its human and material development since the time between the World Wars and the present. In an interdisciplinary approach and with the support of films (fiction and non-fiction), novels, plays, and scholarly writings, the students and the instructor will discuss major cultural issues pertaining to the survival of ancestral tradition practices, the effects of the encounter with Europe (therefore colonialism) and its impacts on the African quest for individual and national identity, education, and gender questions. Other issues of relevance to be discussed will be post-independence cultural and social conditions and the globalization influences over everyday life. The students will be asked to present a short paper (3 to 5 pages) reflecting their reactions over the visual and reading materials for midterm. A final longer paper on a research topic is expected of them at the end of the term.

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CAAS 360. Afro-American Art.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jon Onye Lockard (jmlockaz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course:

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CAAS 394. Junior Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 The Culture and Politics of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Meets with History 397.004.

Instructor(s): Penny Von Eschen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing or permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 397.004.

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CAAS 403. Education and Development in Africa.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Teshome Wagaw (twagaw@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for: (1) those who plan a career in international education as teachers or as other specialists; (2) practicing and prospective teachers who desire to broaden their understanding of the process and dynamics of educational development in other cultures, e.g., Africa; and (3) nonspecialists who wish to understand the problems and ramifications of educational development upon the development of national resources. For convenience of treatment, the course will be organized under three broad divisions of time, i.e., indigenous (traditional), colonial, and national education.

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CAAS 408. African Economies: Social and Political Settings.

African Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A study of the factors which contribute to current economic conditions in Africa: the problems and the potential for change; traditionalism and modernism in African economics; colonial economics; and colonial economic policies. Uses case studies of representative countries.

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CAAS 410. Supervised Reading and Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (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, an electronic override will be issued.

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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.

Instructor(s): James Chaffers (chaffers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

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

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (3). (Excl).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 414.001.

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CAAS 449/Poli. Sci. 459. African Politics.

African Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent study of the Third World; Poli. Sci. 465 is recommended but not required. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Political Science 459.001.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 455. Seminar on Project and Research Planning.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A seminar for juniors and seniors working on Honors theses in Afroamerican and African Studies. Fundamental research methods, strategies, and resources are introduced and applied to the students' projects. Participants meet to discuss and present their work to the seminar. Permission of instructor required.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 The Life & Times of Muhammad Ali. Meets with Women's Studies 483.002.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Muhammad Ali has been named by many as the greatest athlete of the 20th Century. His life reflects the transformation of race and gender which occurred in 20th Century United States. To be male and Black and successful was to be a performer or an athlete. Muhammad Ali performed as an athlete in the most grueling sport and in so doing transformed the sport, himself, and America. He spoke when he should have been silent, he was beautiful when he should have been ugly, he was a Black Muslim when he should have been a Christian, he was sent to jail for refusing to be inducted in the United States Army, and he never knew his place. He was greatly reviled and now greatly adored by many of the same people who rejected him. For all athletes, his life is a necessary study for it teaches that sports can be an arena for transforming society. For those interested in the study of gender, the Life and Times of Muhammad Ali is quite an exploration, since it involves us in understanding the constructions of maleness and sports, maleness and religion, and the perception of women in each of these domains. And finally race and its inextricable connection to poverty, sport, and politics must be examined. David Remnick's book King of the World will be one of the texts as well as video and film material. There is an enormous body of work on this athlete, and this course will use much of it.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 002 Social Psychology of Socioeconomic Development of Africa. Meets with Psychology 458.002.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Unfortunately, when economists discuss the development of Africa, they often forget the psychological component of social and economic development. The principal objective of this course is to lead students through lectures, discussions and demonstrations to explore the social/psychological causes of the relative contemporary underdevelopment of Africa. This course will focus on the behavioral aspects of socio-economic development and will cover topics such as colonial underdevelopment policies in Africa, neo-colonial theories of economic development, the new nations of Africa-planning without the people, and the social/psychological principles of development. Special emphasis will be given to topics such as attitudes, beliefs, behavior, motivation, trust, and development. Finally, the place of education and human resources planning as the center of African socioeconomic development efforts will be examined.

Since this course is quite unique and will attract students with various educational backgrounds, students who are ready to make insightful and innovative contributions to the understanding of the causes and possible irradiation of development problems in Africa are encouraged to register for this course.

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CAAS 459/Anthro. 451. African-American Religion.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in the social sciences. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 451.001.

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CAAS 461. Pan-Africanism, I.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Penny Von Eschen

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will move from a consideration of classics in Pan-Africanism through recent debates on race, anticolonialism, and nation-building. We will carefully consider contemporary criticisms of these projects as marginalizing issues of women and gender. Yet we will also consider Pan-Africanism as extraordinarily productive of emanicipatory projects.

Readings will include:

W.E.B. Du Bois, The World and Africa;
C.L.R. James, A History of Pan-African Revolt;
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth;
Wilson Moses, The Golden Age of Black Nationalism;
Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic;
Lewis Gordon, Her Majesty's Other Children;
and Winston James, Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia.

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CAAS 476/Engl. 478. Contemporary Afro-American Literature.

African-American Studies

Section 001 The African-American Novel.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 478.001.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001 African-American Literature and the Politics of Civil Rights, 1954-1974.

Instructor(s): Marlon Ross (mbross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 274 and/or 338 strongly recommended. (3). (Excl). 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 490. Special Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 France, Africa, and Genocide: A Focus on Rwanda. (2 credits). Meets Sept. 13- October 25 (Drop/Add deadline=September 28). Meets with History 590.001 and French 636.001. Undergraduates with Permission of Instructor Only.

Instructor(s): Jose Kagabo

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (1-2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 590.001.

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CAAS 495. Senior Seminar.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Texts of U.S. Slavery, Race, and Labor. Meets with English 417.013.

Instructor(s): Xiomara Santamarina

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing or permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this seminar we will read antebellum texts on slavery, labor, and African American uplift in order to explore 19th century concepts of race and labor. We will study the various, conflicting representations of enslaved and free black labor that influenced national debates over slavery, abolition and uplift, and the relation of these representations to national ideas about race and legitimacy. Readings include the autobiographies of former slaves, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and freeborn Harriet Wilson, as well as writings by Emerson, Olmsted, Marx, and noted slavery supporter, George Fitzhugh.

In our readings we will focus on how perceptions of black labor framed the ways in which emancipation and equality were imagined, and on the role of labor in African Americans' efforts to represent themselves as legitimate subjects in the antebellum public sphere. Secondary historical and theoretical texts include bell hooks, Cornel West, William Andrews and Hortense Spillers. Writing requirements include short response papers, midterm and final papers.

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CAAS 510. Supervised Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit with permission of the concentration advisor.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual study under the direction of a departmental staff member. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged.

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

CAAS 533/Amer. Cult. 533/Hist. 572. Black Civil Rights from 1900.

African-American Studies

Section 001 The Origins of Black Studies.

Instructor(s): Kevin Gaines

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

We will discuss a selection of the more influential texts for the formation and development of the field of Black Studies. Texts include:

Drake and Cayton, Black Metropolis;
Frazier, Black Bourgeoisie;
Clark, Dark Ghetto;
C.L.R. James, The History of Pan-African Revolt;
Du Bois, Black Reconstruction;
Jones, Blues People;
Murray, The Omni-Americans;
Cruse, Crisis of the Negro Intellectual;
Fanon, Wretched of the Earth;
Carmichael and Hamilton, Black Power;
Ladner, The Death of White Sociology;
Grier and Cobbs, Black Rage;
Cade, The Black Woman;
Lorde, Sister Outsider;
Raboteau, Slave Religion;
West, Prophecy Deliverance;
Gates, Black Literature and Literary Theory;
Carby, Reconstructing Womanhood;
Drake, Black Folk Here and There;
Asante, The Afrocentric Idea;
Gilroy, The Black Atlantic.

Requirements: regular attendance and active participation, one 5-8 page book review, one 15-20 page review essay discussing a minimum of three texts.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Theories of Race/Practices of Difference. Meets with History 593.001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 593.001.

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

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