Courses in Afroamerican and African Studies (DIVISION 311)

Literature and the Arts

338/English 320. Literature in Afro-American Culture. (3). (HU).

See English 320. (Chrisman)

470/Comm. 470/Film-Video 470. Cultural Issues in Cinema. (3). (HU).

This course explores the cross-cultural use of media from Hollywood feature films to ethnographic documentaries, from Caribbean liberationist literature to African allegories of colonialism, from indigenous use of film and video to Black Diasporan "oppositional" film practice. Films screened included: Imitation of Life, Uncle Moses, The Searchers, Passion Remembrance, Faces of Women, She's Gotta Have It, and Nice Colored Girls. (Ukadike)

Independent Study and Special Topics

558. Seminar in Black World Studies. Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
Section 201 Social Science Methods and African Studies.
This course provides an introduction to the use of survey research methods in African research settings. Structured as a workshop, the course is organized around the design, management, and analysis of surveys, although it also introduces topics in the analysis of aggregate data, as necessary. Surveys can be used to study not only attitudes, but also behavior, program outputs, prices, and other subjects. The workshop will introduce several different types of survey research, including measurement of living standards, construction of consumer price indices, analysis of fertility patterns, and monitoring of political attitudes. There are no prerequisites, but familiarity with social science research methods and basic math skills are extremely helpful. Meets 7/22 to 8/16. For permission to register, contact Evans Young, 200 West Hall, 764-5513. (Barbarin)

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