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African-American Studies UN001
Introduction to African-American Studies: Section 001
Call Number:   61498   Points:  3
Day/Time:  M/W  10:10am – 11:25am
Instructor:  Kevin Fellezs
 
Level: Undergraduate - Notes: Discussion Section AFASC1010 required Global Core Course
Discussion Required - UN1010:  001, 002, 003 or 004
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
From the arrival of enslaved Africans to the recent election of President Barack Obama, black people have been central the story of the United States, and the Americas, more broadly. African Americans have been both contributors to, and victims of, this “New World” democratic experiment. To capture the complexities of this ongoing saga, this course offers an inter-disciplinary exploration of the development of African American cultural and political life in the U.S., but also in relationship to the different African diasporic outposts of the Atlantic world. The course will be organized both chronologically and thematically, moving from the “middle passage” to the present so-called “post-racial” moment—drawing on a range of classical texts, primary sources, and more recent secondary literature—to grapple with key questions, concerns and problems (i.e. agency, resistance, culture, structure, etc.) that have preoccupied scholars of African American history, culture and politics.   Students will be introduced to range of disciplinary methods and theoretical approaches (spanning the humanities and social sciences), while also attending to the critical tension between intellectual work and everyday life, which are central to the formation of African-American Studies as an academic field. This course will engage specific social formations (i.e. migration, urbanization, globalization, diaspora, etc), significant cultural/political developments (i.e. uplift ideologies, nationalism, feminism, pan-Africanism, religion/spirituality, etc), and hallmark moments/movements (i.e. Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights movement, Black Power, etc). By the end of the semester students will be expected to possess a working knowledge of major themes/figures/traditions, alongside a range of cultural/political practices and institutional arrangements, in African American Studies.

Introduction to African-American Studies DISC

Section 001: Call Number 66098  Points: 0
Seciton 002: Call Number 68296  Points: 0
Section 003: Call Number 72646  Points: 0
Section 003: Call Number 72398  Points: 0

 
African American Studies  UN3930
TOPICS IN THE BLACK EXPERIENCE:  Section 001
African Spirituality in the Americas
Call Number:   78497  Points:  4
Day/Time:  T  2:10pm – 4:00pm
Instructor:  C. Daniel Dawson
Location:  758 Schermerhorn Ext
Level: Undergraduate
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This seminar will investigate the cultural contributions of Africans in the formation of the contemporary Americas. There will be a particular focus on the African religious traditions that have continued and developed in spite of hostile social and political pressures. Because of their important roles in the continuations of African aesthetics, the areas of visual art, music and dance will be emphasized in the exploration of the topic. This seminar will also discuss two important African ethnic groups: the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria, and the Bakongo of Central Africa. It will highlight the American religious traditions of these cultures, e.g., Candomblé Nago/Ketu, Santeria/Lucumi, Shango, Xangô, etc., for the Yoruba, and Palo Mayombe, Umbanda, Macumba, Kumina, African-American Christianity, etc., for the Bakongo and other Central Africans. In the course discussions, the Americas are to include Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, the United States and numerous other appropriate locations. There will also be a focus on visual artists like Charles Abramson, Jose Bedia, Juan Boza, Lourdes Lopez, Manuel Mendive, etc., whose works are grounded in African based religions.
In addition, we will explore how African religious philosophy has impacted on every-day life in the Americas, for example in the areas of international athletics, procedures of greeting and degreeting, culinary practices, etc. Honey is My Knife: African Spirituality in the Americas will include presentations by three innovative guest scholars: The seminar will include an extensive use of audio-visual materials including slides, videos and audio recordings.
African-American Studies   UN3930
TOPICS IN THE BLACK EXPERIENCE: Section 002
African and Asian Encounters
Call Number:   83148   Points:  4
Day/Time:  M  2:10pm – 4:00pm
Instructor:  Gary Okihiro
Location:  758 Schermerhorn Ext
Level: Undergraduate
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Seminar on the history of engagements between Africans and Asians in America, including the Caribbean, framed by the expansions of European peoples to America, Africa, and Asia, and the dialectic of oppression and resistance.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES  UN4037
TOPICS IN THE BLACK EXPERIENCE:  Section 001
Intro to Third World Studies
Call Number:   88496   Points:  4
Day/Time:  M/W  11:40am – 12:55pm
Instructor:  Gary Okihiro
Location:  201A-Philosophy Hall
Level: Undergraduate
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to third world studies; an introduction to the methods and theories that inform the field of third world studies (aka ethnic studies), including imperialism, colonialism, third world liberation movements, subjectivities, and racial and social formation theories.

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