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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in CAAS


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


CAAS 405 / ANTHRARC 400. Field Studies.

Ngayene Field Station. Meets January 5-March 10 in West Africa.

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

Prerequisites: Junior standing. (8). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ANTHRARC 400.

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CAAS 406 / ANTHRARC 401. Archaeology Laboratory Studies.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Junior standing; concurrent enrollment in CAAS 405. (6). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ANTHRARC 401.001.

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CAAS 408. African Economies: Social and Political Settings.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Howard Stein (howstein@umich.edu)

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.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 422 / ANTHRCUL 411. African Culture.

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maxwell K Owusu

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ANTHRCUL 411.001.

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CAAS 451. Law, Race, and the Historical Process, II.

African-American Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: CAAS 201 and 450 recommended. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/caas/451/001.nsf

This course is the second half of a two-course sequence on the constitutional and legal history of African Americans. It covers the phase of this history beginning with the advent of the Modern Civil Rights Movement and extending to the present. In this course, we will approach law as an institution which is constantly shaping and being shaped by the cultural, economic, political, and social environments around it. In looking at the interaction between law, race, and historical process in the latter half of the twentieth century, the course will explore the reciprocal relationship between law and the societal order, the role of law in the philosophical and social discourse of African Americans, and the function of law in the developmental strategies adopted by them. This course will routinely examine the constitutional and legal experience of African Americans as a case study in how ideas are transformed by historical forces in malleable principles of law.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 001 — Space, Archeology & Afro-American Identity. Meets with AMCULT 498.001 & ARCH 409.053.

Instructor(s): Magdalena J Zaborowska (mzaborow@umich.edu), Coleman Austin Jordan

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/amcult/498/001.nsf

See AMCULT 498.001.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 002 — Comparing Black Drama: August Wilson, Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka. Meets with THTREMUS 440.001.

Instructor(s): Mbala D Nkanga

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will be devoted in exploring the major developments in the aesthetic experience of Black Drama and Theatre in the U.S., the West Indies, and Africa. Through the reading of plays (some in class) and critical materials, viewing videos and films, students will consider, question, and compare the experience of domination, colonialism, post-colonialism, and emancipation of the Black people in this geographical space as expressed by various playwrights and artists of African descent over the last fifty years. The playwrights in consideration for this course are: Ama Ata Aidoo, Amiri Baraka, Aimé Césaire, Sony Labou Tansi, Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, and August Wilson.

In addition to these playwrights, students will question essays and other critical and historical materials by writers such as DuBois, Asante, Appiah, Gates, Soyinka, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, and Jeyifo, as they pertain to Blackness and its expression. The course will combine historical perspectives and theatre and performance criticism approaches.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 003 — Black Women of the U.S. Caribbean, and Latin America: Life, Literature and Music. Meets with ENGLISH 417.004.

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

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/english/417/004.nsf

See ENGLISH 417.004.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 004 — Race and Displacement. Meets with ANTHRCUL 458.006.

Instructor(s): Partridge

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ANTHRCUL 458.006.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 005 — Higher Ed & African-American Social Development.

Instructor(s): Larry Rowley (llrowley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a conceptually and empirically informed discussion of various factors related to the role played by higher education in the social development of the African-American population in the United States. Historically, access to higher education has had an important impact on the overall life chances of African Americans within the American social structure. Higher education attainment has also proven to be an important vehicle for African Americans to achieve social and economic well-being. However, there is often not a clear understanding of the social, economic, and political mechanisms by which higher education has enhanced or impeded African-American social development in the larger historical and contemporary struggle for racial equality and democracy in American society. This course examines those mechanisms as well as many of the social and economic benefits associated with advanced education including higher incomes and wealth, upward social mobility, career and social opportunities, and access to the knowledge and social or political resources needed to acquire a high standard of living. African-American higher education issues from the early twentieth century to the present are discussed.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 006 — Culture, Racism, and Human Nature. Meets with ANTHRCUL 447.001.

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

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ANTHRCUL 447.001.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 007 — Religions of the African Diaspora. Meets with LACS 455.001 and PORTUG 474.003.

Instructor(s): Paul Johnson

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See LACS 455.001.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 008 — Literature and Social History (Brazil). Meets with LACS 455.002 and HISTORY 478.002 and PORTUG 474.004.

Instructor(s): Sidney Chalhoub

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See LACS 455.002.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 009 — Culture, Poverty, and Medicine. Meets with WOMENSTD 483.001.

Instructor(s): Amal Hassan Fadlalla

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See WOMENSTD 483.001.

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CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Section 010 — Black Atlantic Visual Cultures: Time & Vision. Meets with HISTART 489.002

Instructor(s): David T Doris (dtdoris@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTART 489.002.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001 — The African American Novel. Satisfies both the New Traditions and the American Literature requirements for English concentrators.

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

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. CAAS 201 recommended. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ENGLISH 478.001.

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

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 001 — Race and Popular Culture in 20th-Century Brazil. Taught in Portuguese. Meets with PORTUG 474.001.

Instructor(s): Paul Johnson

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See LACS 400.001.

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

Afro-Caribbean Studies

Section 002 — Slavery, Disease and Race: A View from Brazil. Meets with PORTUG 474.002.

Instructor(s): Sidney Chalhoub

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See LACS 400.002.

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CAAS 487. Communication Media in the Black World: Electronic Media.

African-American Studies

Section 001 — Broadcasting, African Americans, and Civil Rights. 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).

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This class will introduce students to theories of the public sphere, audiences, and mass media with a focus on African Americans' experiences with media and public spheres. Through readings, discussions, and writings, students will confront questions such as: In what ways do African American experiences challenge traditional conceptions of the public sphere and the mass media audience? How do we conceptualize African American audiences and other racialized audiences? What are the intersections between mass media audiences and public spheres? What are the relationships between audiences, publics, and social movements? Are audiences always-already publics? What are the implications of different methodological approaches to studying the interplay between media, audiences and/or publics? At the end of the course, students will submit a 15-20 page paper on a topic of their choice. Students who are currently engaged in or are planning to engage in studies of Black audiences and/or publics are encouraged to use the paper as an opportunity to merge their research with ideas learned in the course. Students who are researching other ethnic/social audience groups are also welcome to enroll and focus their final paper on other groups, as long as theories learned in class are incorporated in some way. Preliminary List of Readings: The Black Public Sphere, Habermas and the Public Sphere, The Phantom Public Sphere, The Mass Audience: Rediscovering the Dominant Model, The Audience Studies Reader, Media Use as Social Action: European Approach to Audience Studies Say It Loud! Black Audiences, Media & Identity Media, Culture & the Modern African American Freedom Struggle, Frontiers in Social Movement Theory.

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CAAS 490. Special Topics in Black World Studies.

Section 001 — The Politics of Class in the African American Community. Meets March 2-23. [2 credits]. (Drop/Add deadline=March 8).

Instructor(s): Alvin Tillery (atillery@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior standing. (1-2). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Mini/short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the politics of class in the African American community in both historical and modern contexts through the following questions. How significant are social, political and cultural cleavages between lower, middle, and upper income persons for understanding politics within the African American community? Does understanding the nature of these cleavages help us come to grips with the rise and decline of African American social movements in the 19th and 20th centuries? How do these cleavages play themselves out in debates over representation and public policy questions? Is there an authentic African American leadership style derived from a class identity? If so, from which income group is this leadership style derived? Will class cleavages be more or less important in African American community of the future?

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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.

Section 001 — Gender and Black (Trans) National Identity in the 19th Century: Approaches to Studying the African Diaspora. Meets with AMCULT 510.001 and ENGLISH 540.002 and INSTHUM 511.003.

Instructor(s): Sandra R Gunning (sgunning@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 INSTHUM 511.003.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Section 002 — History of Racial Formations in the Americas. Meets with WOMENSTD 698.002, AMCULT 699.001 and HISTORY 698.003.

Instructor(s): Richard Turits (rturits@umich.edu) , Hannah Rosen (hrosen@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 AMCULT 699.001.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Section 003 — Black Radicalism in 20th-Century U.S. Meets with HISTORY 593.002.

Instructor(s): Ward

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTORY 593.002.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Section 004 — Gender and Sexuality in African American History. Meets with HISTORY 593.001 and WOMENSTD 698.007.

Instructor(s): Michele Mitchell (mmitch@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 HISTORY 593.001.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Section 005 — Black Publics, Black Audiences. Meets with COMM 810.004.

Instructor(s): Squires

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CAAS 558. Seminar in Black World Studies.

Section 007 — Globalization and the Information Society — Information Systems and International Communications Policy. Meets with SI 607/707.

Instructor(s): Derrick L. Cogburn

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This graduate seminar is an initiative of the Alliance for Community Technology and designed to contribute to the Information Economics, Management and Policy (IEMP) specialization of the University of Michigan School of Information, and the information technology specialization coordinated by the Vodacom LINK Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand Graduate School of Public & Development Management in South Africa.

The seminar uses a unique, interactive, Web-based multimedia approach and collaborative resources to explore the socioeconomic, political, and cultural implications of globalization and the ongoing development of a knowledge-based information society. While the seminar takes a global approach, particular emphasis is developing world.

Given the fundamental transformation engendered by globalization, it is imperative that students interested in the converging interdisciplinary fields of information systems, broadcasting, information and communications technology, and international communications policy have exciting opportunities to engage in cutting-edge educational and learning opportunities, preparing them for these new global realities.

This seminar provides such a learning opportunity by breaking the boundaries of space, time, and distance by immersing participants from each university in key selections of the relevant literature and by fostering a deeper theoretical and critical understanding of the issues covered. It employs a suite of Web-based tools to create a globally networked collaborative learning environment. The seminar has a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities and provides participants with continuous feedback, high levels of interaction and an emphasis on both individual work and group projects.

PREREQUISITES
SI 501 or permission of instructor

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CAAS 566 / SI 566. Design and Practice of Social Science Research: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed-Method Approaches.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Derrick L Cogburn

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Seminar provides a comprehensive introduction to the design and practice of research in the social sciences, with a particular emphasis on the range of diverse interdisciplinary research interests within the School of Information, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Department of Communication Studies. Seminar introduces students to the process of research design in the social sciences. The seminar includes some lectures, but mostly in-depth discussions of weekly reading and writing assignments. Each week, a major social science research knowledge goal is presented. Required and recommended reading materials to support those knowledge goals come mostly from the two required textbooks.

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CAAS 595 / HISTORY 595. Topics in African History.

African Studies

Section 001 — Conflict and Violence in Africa. Meets with History 357.001 and CAAS 358.002.

Instructor(s): Jean-Herve Gilbert Jezequel

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTORY 595.001.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001 — Critical Race Art History.

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

Prerequisites: HISTART 478 and graduate Standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTART 611.001.

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CAAS 651 / POLSCI 659. Proseminar in Governments and Politics of Africa.

African Studies

Section 001 — Topic?

Instructor(s): Widner

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/polsci/659/001.nsf

See POLSCI 659.001.

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

African-American Studies

Section 001 — Topic?

Instructor(s): Matthew J Countryman (mcountry@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 HISTORY 781.001.

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