Junior Colloquium: Theory and Methods in African American Studies|
This course will introduce students to the field of African American studies with some emphasis on the black diaspora. It will provide an interdisciplinary overview of keys issues in the field through explorations of theories and methods that seek to both explicate and document black experiences. Particular attention will be paid to the continuous and discontinuous impact of history on current political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments. Topics include, but are not limited to, slavery and resistance, racial inequity, self-definition, black radicalism, gender politics, and cultural productions. Course materials also include film, music, and video in addition to scholarly texts that offer nuanced perspectives on diverse black communities in the United States.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jacqueline Bobo, Cynthia Hudley, Claudine Michel, Eds. 2004. The Black Studies Reader. Routledge.
Frantz Fanon.  2008. Black Skin White Masks. Grove Press.
Joy James. 2002. Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics. Beacon.
Saidiya Hartman. 2010. Lose Your Mother: A journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Robin D. G. Kelley. 2003. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Beacon
Danielle L. McGuire. 2010. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance-A New history of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. Knopf.
Thomas Shapiro and Melvin Oliver. 1996. Black Wealth/ White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality. Routlege.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Responses papers, mid-term exam and final essay
|Instructor(s): Ulysse,Gina Athena Times: ..T.... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: CAAS LOUNG; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 0||JR major: 25|| || |
|Seats Available: 18||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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