Introduction to African American Studies

An introduction to the history, culture and arts of Americans of African descent.

Race and Ethnicity in America

The causes and consequences of race and ethnic discrimination in America, with a focus on ethnic competition and conflict.

Early African American Experience

The African background of African Americans, the institution of slavery, the development of the African American community institutions, and African American participation in and impact on the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Modern African American Experience

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Development of African American Literature

African American literature since 1773, particularly 1830 to the present: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Dorothy West, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Alice Childress, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and August Wilson, including diverse voices rooted in the folk origins for literary forms.

The Black & Green Atlantic

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History of African American Drama & Theater

The emergence of a distinct and conscious African American theatre in the United States.

Psychology of Prejudice

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African American Poetry

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African Hispanic Identity

Dialogues of the African Diaspora: From African Americans to Black Latinos

This course will explore African American, Latin American and Latino relations and the ways in which these interactions challenge cultural and historical divisions.  Through literary, historic and cultural dialogues in particular that incorporate literature, film and music.  The course will trace intersections of African Americans and Latinos in the U.S. from African American visions of Latin America and Afro-Hispanic visions ofthe U.S. and the African diaspora to Afro-latinos as citizens navigating two worlds.