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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in CAAS


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


CAAS 410. Supervised Reading and Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (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: CAAS 111, and one 200-level course, CAAS 200, 201 or 202. (3).

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: (3). (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: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (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: Junior standing. (3). (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: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (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: One introductory course in the social sciences. CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (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: (3). (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: (3). (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: CAAS 202 recommended. (3). (Afro-Caribbean Studies). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (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 510. Supervised Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (1-6). (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.

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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: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (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: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (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: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (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: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (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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CAAS 594 / NRE 594. Research for Environmental Justice.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elaine M Hockman, Bunyan I Bryant Jr (bbryant@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Introductory Statistics and Regression. Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Using a merged data base from the Department of Natural Resources on toxic waste, students will determine if toxic waste sites and polluting industries are disproportionately found in low-income and minority communities. This seminar will focus on graduate students with quantitative skills--skills to allow them to do sophisticated data analysis.

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CAAS 611 / HISTART 611. Topics in African American Art.

African-American Studies

Section 001 African American artists from the nineteenth-century to the Present: Critical, Historical, Biographical Writing.

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

Prerequisites: HISTART 478 and graduate Standing. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 611.001.

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CAAS 629 / HISTORY 629. Studies in African History.

African Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 629.001.

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CAAS 687 / HISTORY 687. Studies in Black History.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Origins of the Black Atlantic.

Instructor(s): Julius S Scott III (jsscott@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; seniors with permission of instructor. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 687.001.

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CAAS 699 / HISTORY 699. Afro-American History: Interpretations and Methodology.

African-American Studies

Section 001 African-Americanist Historiography.

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

Prerequisites: CAAS 230 and 231; permission of instructor. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar, broadly speaking, is an interrogation of African-Americanist historiography its development, its scholars, its relationship to "mainstream" U.S. historiography. We shall spend considerable time contemplating the very crafting of historical narratives and in the process we will discuss how (and why) scholars resort to a variety of methods in order to conjure the past. Since African-Americanists have often needed to approach their sources in creative ways, a healthy component of our work in seminar will be interdisciplinary. Moreover, given that a primary goal of the course is to chart the development of African-Americanist scholarship, we shall consider why certain topics have been privileged over others. We shall also consider why notions of a "Black Atlantic" even "Transatlantic" or "Circumatlantic" are currently redefining the study of people of African descent in the United States.

In addition to analyzing major debates among scholars we will discuss ways in which people outside of the academy might challengeÐor even confoundÐframeworks commonly found in academic literature. Indeed, this course is engaged with theory as it is concerned with events, people, and issues within a field that began in the United States as "Negro history."

Requirements: Given that we convene but once a week, regular attendance is nothing less than critical. If you must miss class please be aware that you are still responsible for that week*s readings. For certain weeks, participants will collaborate with each other and co-convene discussion. Advanced undergraduates wishing to enroll in this seminar must obtain permission from the instructor.

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CAAS 781 / HISTORY 781. Seminar in Black American History.

African-American Studies

Section 001 African American Research.

Instructor(s): Matthew J Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/history/781/001.nsf

See History 781.001.

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