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Spring/Summer '99 Course Guide

Courses in Afroamerican and African Studies (Division 311)


Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 1999 (May 3 June 22, 1999)
Spring/Summer Term, 1999 (May 3 August 17, 1999)
Summer Half-Term, 1999 (June 28 August 17, 1999)


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CAAS 203. Issues in Afro-American Development.

Politics, Economics, and Development

Section 101 Blacks on Campus: The Experiences of Black Students and Academics in American Higher Education

Instructor(s): Gloria Thomas (gthomas@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed with a seminar style in mind, with group discussions and projects including participation from all. The goal is to apply an interdisciplinary approach in examining issues of race as they relate to and affect (past and present) the experiences of African American students and faculty in American higher education. For historical and literary perspectives, case studies will be reviewed through excerpts from biographies and autobiographies of early African American pioneers who were among the first to be educated in U.S. colleges and universities. Additional historical material will be examined in readings and discussions of the initiation of affirmative action laws as well as Black student protest movements. To provide psycho-social perspectives, current literature will be reviewed for discussions and analyses of Black student racial identity development, students' racial attitudes towards others, African American self-concept, African American perceptions of the academic environment, and African American academic achievement.

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

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

Individual Behavior, Cultural Systems, and Social Organization

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Chavella Pittman (cpittman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS. (3). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 303.101.

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

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

Individual Behavior, Cultural Systems, and Social Organization

Section 101 Social Psychology of the African Family

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The principal objective of this course is to lead students through lectures and discussions to explore the traditional and contemporary dynamics of the African family. The course begins with the examination of the family as a social organization. This will be followed by in-depth study of: the societal functions of the family in the African context; roles and social interaction in the family; African marriage systems; the impact of urbanization and industrial labor; social change, and finally, the healing power of the African family.

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

CAAS 338/English 320. Literature in Afro-American Culture.

Literature and the Arts

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Huma Ibrahim

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to examine the various ways in which literature and culture have interacted in the Afro-American experience of the New World. Shifting emphases shed light on a variety of issues: slave autobiography, frontier and colonial cultures, women's issues, and contemporary or popular narratives.

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CAAS 340/Amer. Cult. 340. A History of Blacks in American Film.

Literature and the Arts

Section 101 The African American Cinematic Experience

Instructor(s): Melba Boyd

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course focuses on the developing and burgeoning film industry emerging from the African American experience and/or its cultural context. It considers the historical circumstances that have impeded a reasonable representation of Black Americans in American cinema, while investigating the forms and styles expressed in independent and commercial productions. This includes an historical overview, but focuses on more recent works since the Civil Rights Movement of the '60s and '70s. Both documentary and feature films are examined and considered in terms of their cinematic techniques and aesthetic characteristics as well as for their social and political themes. The course will consider major Black directors and will attempt to view at least one of their works, and preview others. There will also be a comparative analysis of the feature and the documentary on Malcolm X. The examination and discussion of the films will require the use of cinematic vocabulary.

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CAAS 410. Supervised Reading and Research.

Independent Study and Special Topics

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 458. Issues in Black World Studies.

Independent Study and Special Topics

Section 101 City and Countryside in African Society

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course attempts to illuminate the dynamics of politics in sub-Saharan Africa through a critical analysis of the nature and the changing patterns of the relationship between city-based elites and peasant producers. In the immediate post-independence years, African leaders strove to consolidate their power and to extend the authority of the state over populations scattered in the countryside. Much of the literature on African politics, therefore, tended to focus on ruling classes and the formal institutions of the state. One of the main objectives of this course is to seek to broaden the analytical focus of post-colonial politics to include peasant producers as relevant historical actors involved in complex relationships with city-based ruling coalitions. Texts include: Jonathan Baker, Peasant Farmers and the State in Africa; Goran Hyden, Beyond Ujamaa in Tanzania.

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CAAS 510. Supervised Research.

Independent Study and Special Topics

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.

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

Individual Behavior, Cultural Systems, and Social Organization

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Rochelle Woods (rwoods@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS. (3). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 303.201.

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CAAS 410. Supervised Reading and Research.

Independent Study and Special Topics

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.

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

CAAS 510. Supervised Research.

Independent Study and Special Topics

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.

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