Graduate Courses

Fall 2014 Courses

CAS AA 502 A1 Topics in African American Literature—Mary Anne Boelcskevy
W 11:00-02:00pm
Topic for Fall 2014: Transformations of Genre in the Twentieth-Century African American Novel. Major works drawn from the Harlem Renaissance, Realism, Modernism, the Black Arts Movement, and contemporary period. Authors may include Jean Toomer, Nella Larsen, Wallace Thurman, Richard Wright, Anne Petry, Ralph Ellison, Octavia Butler, John Wideman, Gloria Naylor, and Toni Morrison. Also offered as CAS EN 588 B1.

CAS AA 514 A1 Labor, Sexuality, and Resistance in the Afro-Atlantic World—John Thornton
M 01:00-04:00pm
The role of slavery in shaping the society and culture of the Afro-Atlantic world, highlighting the role of labor, the sexual economy of slave regimes, and the various strategies of resistance deployed by enslaved people. Also offered as CAS HI 584.

CAS AA 588 A1 Women, Power, and Culture in Africa—Linda Heywood
W 03:00-06:00pm
Understanding the role of women in African history. Topics include the Atlantic slave trade, power, religion, the economy, resistance movements, health, the state, and kinship. Emphasis on the period before independence. Also offered as CAS HI 588.

GRS AA 808 A1 Seminar: Ethnic, Race, and Minority Relations—Stone
T 09:30am-12:30pm
Formation and position of ethnic minorities in the United States, including cross-group comparisons from England, Africa, and other parts of the world. Readings and field experience. Also offered as GRS SO 808.

GRS AA 871 A1 African American History—Linda Heywood
MWF 10:00-11:00am
The history of African Americans from African origins to present time; consideration of slavery, reconstruction, and ethnic relations from the colonial era to our own time. Also offered as CAS HI 298.