Courses Archive

  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies 198BC Berkeley Connect

    Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate.

    • Tu 6-7PM
    • Cohen
    • 50 Barrows
  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies H195A Senior Honors Thesis

    The student will complete a primary research and writing project based on study of an advanced topic with faculty sponsor. Fulfills department thesis requirement. Application and details at departmental adviser's office. Students must enroll for both semesters of the sequence.

    • taylor
    • TBA
  • African American Studies 159P Course Title: Special Topics in African American Literature

  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies 159P Special Topics in African American Literature

    Special topics in African American literature.
    • TuTh 4-6PM
    • Stanley
    • 122 BARROWS
    • 4
  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies 158B Poetry for the People

    A teaching practicum, with the regular and active supervision of the instructor, for students who completed 156AC during the previous year and 158A in the previous fall. They serve as student teacher poets for 156AC. The focus of 158B is on the teaching of poetry. Each student poet is responsible for a group of seven to ten students, and, under the direct supervision of the instructor, helps the students in his/her group learn to read, criticize, and produce poetry.
    • TuTh 12-2PM
    • DE LEON
    • 78 Barrows
    • 4
  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies C143A Performance: An African American Perspective

    Introduction to the Research-to Performance Method, African American aesthetics and dramatic performance techniques. Course will survey wide range of writings on performance and investigate applications through exercises and improvisations. Students will also assist in information gathering for works in progress.
    • M 2-5PM
    • STAFF
    • 170 Zellerbach
    • 3
  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies 142AC Race and American Film

    This course uses film to investigate the central role of race in American culture and history. Using films as the primary texts, the course will explore the relationship between these films and the social and political contexts from which they emerged. Looking at both mainstream and independent cinema, the course will chart the continuities and varieties of representations and negotiations of "race." The course spans the 20th century, covering (among other topics) Jim Crow in silent film, Hollywood westerns and melodramas, borderland crime dramas, documentary film, and experimental cinema. This class will concentrate on the history of African Americans in film, but we will also watch movies that consider how the overlapping histories of whiteness and ethnicity, American Indians, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, the "Third World" and "multiculturalism" have been represented in film. Themes covered include representing race and nation; the borderlands; passing and miscegenation; the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.
    • MW 2-4PM
    • Cohen
    • 106 Barrows
    • 4
  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies 139 Selected Topics of African American Social Organization

    Topics will vary each semester.
    • TuTh 11-1230PM
    • Lewis
    • 258 Dwinelle
    • 3
  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies 131 Caribbean Societies and Cultures

    Comparative study of Spanish, Dutch, English, and French-speaking Caribbean societies. Analysis of Caribbean social structure including the development of the plantation system, urban dynamics, ethnic politics, family structures, and ecology of African Caribbean religions.
    • W 3-6PM
    • Laguerre
    • 258 Dwinelle
    • 3
  • Spring 2016 : African American Studies 115P Language and Social Issues in Africa

    This is an upper division course dealing with the relevance of language to social issues in African societies. It will focus on political developments in Africa and the use of language in fostering national identity; attaining cultural emancipation; and as a tool of oppression, of maintenance of social relations, and of addressing issues of education and childhood development, etc. The course will examine such issues as the roots of national language policies as influenced by Africa's reaction to colonialism; the role of western languages in African society and the attitudes towards African languages and cultures; the challenges of nation-building in modern African states; the use of African languages in government, education, and technology; the role of language in dealing with the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and other health issues; minority languages, endangered languages, and language preservation; cultural responses to migration and African diaspora: the use of African languages in the age of globalization and information technology.

    • TTh 11-1230PM
    • Mchombo
    • 126 BARROWS
    • 4