Prisons, Sports, and Ghettoes: The Black Urban Experience of the Twentieth Century|
Fall 2010 not offered
The course overviews the black urban experience during the twentieth century. The course covers change and continuity of work, language, customs, and leisure as both cause and consequence of a socio-economic situation dominated by residual effects from agriculture replacement, institutional alienation, segregation, and limited mobility.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Writing: extensive writing assignments with instructor feedback on the writing, including meetings prior to assignment due date.
Intercultural Literacy: deep engagement with contemporary black urban experience.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Michael Katz, THE UNDERCLASS DEBATE
Manning Marable, HOW CAPITALISM UNDERDEVELOPED BLACK AMERICA
Arnold Hirsch, MAKING THE SECOND GHETTO
Bert Useem and Anne Morrison, PRISON STATE
Megan Comfort, DOING TIME TOGETHER
Michael Leo Owens, GOD and GOVERNMENT IN THE GHETTO
Herrnstein and Murray, THE BELL CURVE
Dillard, BLACK ENGLISH
J.Baugh, BLACK STREET SPEECH
Paul Kellstedt, THE MASS MEDIA AND THE DYNAMICS OF AMERICAN RACIAL ATTITUDES
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Reading response quizzes; book reviews; research design short essay; original research long essay
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Proactive in-class discussion will be a part of the long essay grading process. Students will verbally present their research at various stages of the process.
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