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Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in CAAS


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


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: CAAS 200 recommended. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies).

Credits: (3; 2 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.

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CAAS 410. Supervised Reading and Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (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.

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 440 / FILMVID 440. African Cinema.

African Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: CAAS 200 recommended. (3). 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: CAAS 201 or WOMENSTD 240. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 443.001.

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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

Prerequisites: Junior standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (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). 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.

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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). 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: ECON 101. CAAS 201 recommended. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies). Rackham credit requires additional work.

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: (3). 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.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

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

Instructor(s): Anderson

Prerequisites: (3). 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.

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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: (3). 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: (3). 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: Upperclass standing. (3). 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: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). 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: Junior standing. (1-2). 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 510. Supervised Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. 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 of CAAS 510, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

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 — Comparative Sexual Narratives: Africa & the Americas. Meets with Hist 698.003 & American Culture 699.006.

Instructor(s): Carroll Smith-Rosenberg (csmithro@umich.edu), Mamadou Diouf

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 699.006.

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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: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). 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.

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CAAS 594 / NRE 594. Research for Environmental Justice.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Introductory Statistics and Regression. Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 616 / ANTHRCUL 611. Seminar on Contemporary African Societies.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elisha P Renne (erenne@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 611.001.

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CAAS 629 / HISTORY 629. Studies in African History.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David W Cohen (dwcohen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the instructor.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 629.001.

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CAAS 798 / HISTORY 798. Seminar in Comparative Studies in History.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 — Getting the Documents to Speak.

Instructor(s): Rebecca J Scott (rjscott@umich.edu), Jean M Hebrard

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/history/798/001.nsf

See History 798.001.

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