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Spring/Summer 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in CAAS

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Spring Half-Term, 2001 (May 1 June 22)
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Summer Half-Term, 2001 (June 27 August 17)


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CAAS 203. Issues in Afro-American Development.

African-American Studies

Section 101 The Dynamics of Education Within The Black Community

Instructor(s): Calvin Williams

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 111. (3). (SS). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine the prevailing socioeconomic dynamics within the Black community. An interdisciplinary study will analyze institutions that are germane to the educational experience such as the family, and its contemporary structure, the church and its evolvement as a political, social, and educational force within the Black community and government social service agencies. An examination of these institutions as they interface with urban redevelopment and the educational demands of a technologically driven society will provide students with field research opportunities.

Discussion topics will include the socioeconomics of preschool, headstart, charter schools, Afro-centric academies, magnet schools, the privatization of public schools, voucher systems, busing and the National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). Other relevant issues will focus on teenagers as parents of school age children, the impact of substance abuse upon education, the strength of the school tax-base, flight to the suburbs and grandparents as parents. Additional research will examine values and mores within the Black community and as microcosms of the broader society. The class will consist of field research projects, presentations by guest speakers such as school superintendents, community representatives, state and local officials, school personnel and others who provide a practitioners' view of the educational process. Students will be graded on their participation in the design and development of a school that will effectively deal with the relevant issues in the Black community, in-class discussion groups and a take home final.

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

African-American Studies

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Chavella T Pittman

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or AAS. AAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E). (African-American Studies).

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 303.101.

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

African-American Studies

Section 101 The Development of Psychological Research In Africa: The Management of Work in African Organizations.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. AAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The Management of Work in African Organizations is an upper level organizational psychology course that is open to 200 and 300 level undergraduate students in Afro-American and African Studies, Management, Psychology, and other related Social Science courses. The objective of the course is to explore with students the nature of African organizations and the African system of work through lectures, group discussions, and discovery approaches. The lectures will begin with a consideration of colonial legacy in the management of work in African organizations and then proceed to discussion of some of the psychological problems in the management of African organizations. Other topics to be discussed in the course include problems of motivation, decision making, leadership, human resource development and utilization in Africa, and the nature of performance evaluation in African organizations. Assessment of student performance in the course should include class participation, examinations, and a project.

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CAAS 333. Perspectives in Afro-American History.

African-American Studies

Section 101 Affirmative Action: Historical Foundations-Contemporary Meaning.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). (African-American Studies).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In looking at the law and policy components of the contemporary debate, we will examine the legal foundations of the issue beginning with its Reconstruction origins and continuing on through the court challenges that define the issue today. In looking at the subject in its broad cultural and historical significance, we will examine affirmative action as the most recent phase of a long running debate in America over power, position and access. The ultimate goal is to see the issue as a reflection of the on-going struggle played out in legal, historical and sociocultural arenas over inclusion and exclusion in American society.

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

African-American Studies

Section 101 African American Literature and Racial Passing.

Instructor(s): Nicole Stanton (stantonn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 201 recommended. (3). (HU). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines the ways in which African American authors, from the 1850s to the 1950s, have explored issues of "race," racism, and authenticity by writing novels about Black people "passing" for white. Questions this course will consider include: How can we explain the popularity of the "tragic mulatto"? How do passing novels reflect the fears (of Blacks and whites) about racial difference and racial purity? Do passing novels challenge notions of "authentic" Blackness? We will also discuss some ways in which African American authors have fictionalized whiteness are Black authors "passing" when they write about white people? Works we will study include: William Wells Brown's Clotel, Charles Chesnutt's House Behind the Cedars, James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Nella Larsen's Passing, George Schuyler's "Black No More," Langston Hughes' "Who's Passing for Who?" Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee, Mark Twain's The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, and Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby. We will also watch some relevant feature films and documentaries, including Imitation of Life and Black Is...Black Ain't. Assignments include a midterm and a final paper, a class presentation, and a few short response papers.

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

African-American Studies

Section 101 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE.

Instructor(s): Melba J Boyd

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). (African-American Studies). Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 340.101.

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CAAS 358. Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 101 GHANA: Spring Studio May 15 June 30.

Instructor(s): James Chaffers (chaffers@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The Ghana Studio is sited in Kumasi in the highlands of Central Ghana and in the capital city of Accra, along the Atlantic Ocean shore. The studio is organized in collaboration with faculty and students of the Department of Architecture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (Kumasi) and with Anthropology faculty at the University of Ghana (Accra).

Studio members typically engage projects of urban scale or projects that focus on village development. In both opportunities, the aim will be to generate a fresh architectural synthesis; specifically, a synthesis of design linkages that might exist between the actual physicality of 3-dimensional space and the unbounded and existential spirituality of human aspiration. This broader pedagogical approach to architecture allows the studio to engage issues of tectonics and ecological sustainability in ways that encourage the widest exploration of design possibilities. CAAS concentrators who have a general interest in comparative urban studies and/or a particular interest in West African cultural histories and relationships would profit from this common studio experience.

The program will be sited in Kumasi and Accra, where students will live in University Guest Houses and study in Ghana's two largest cities. Class instruction will be supplemented with field trips throughout Ghana and with excursions to key sites in neighboring West African countries.

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CAAS 410. Supervised Reading and Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (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, an electronic override will be issued.

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CAAS 418/Poli. Sci. 419. Black Americans and the Political System.

African-American Studies

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Brian De Mc Kenzie

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. AAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). (African-American Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Political Science 419.101.

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CAAS 490. Special Topics in Black World Studies.

Cross-Area Courses

Section 101 Introduction to Afro-Caribbean and African-American Dance Forms. (1 Credits) Meets with Dance 141.101.

Instructor(s): Robin Wilson (robinwl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (1-2). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

From social forms like the merengue and samba to the sacred dances of the orishas, dance has always been at the center of African American and Afro-Caribbean culture. It has served as a medium of expression, celebration, healing, spiritual connection, and community identity as well as an instrument for the resistance of oppression. This course explores many of the dance forms that evolved throughout the African Diaspora as they occurred throughout the Americas in a movement lab format. While primarily focused on the dancing body, we will also consider the historical and cultural contexts of these dance forms through selected readings and video screenings.

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CAAS 510. Supervised Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). (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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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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

African-American Studies

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Sylvia M Orduno

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or AAS. AAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E). (African-American Studies).

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.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (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, an electronic override will be issued.

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

CAAS 510. Supervised Research.

Cross-Area Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (Cross-Area Courses). (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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