Fall 2013 Courses
CAS AA 103 A1 Introduction to African American Literature- Mary Anne Boelcskevy| MWF 9:00-10:00am
Examines political, cultural, and historical roots of the African American experience through readings in African American literature. Carries humanities divisional studies credit in CAS.
CAS AA 207 A1 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations- Ruha Benjamin | TR 9:30-11:00am
Social definition of race and ethnicity. The adjustment of different ethnic groups and their impact upon U.S. social life. How prejudice and discrimination create class identities and how caste relations have affected patterns of integration during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Also offered as CAS SO 207.
CAS AA 305 A1- Toni Morrison’s American Times- Mary Anne Boelcskevy | MW 5:00-6:30pm
Examines four of the Nobel Laureate’s novels, using primary and secondary materials to construct historical contexts and critical perspectives.
CAS AA 371 African American History- Linda Heywood | TR 11:00-12:30pm
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.
CAS AA 388 A1 Black Radical Thought- Allison Blakely | TR 2:00-3:30pm
Black radical thought in America, Europe, and Africa since the eighteenth century through writings of abolitionists, leaders of revolutions and liberation movements, Black nationalists, and Black socialists. Emphasizes the global nature of the “Black World” and its role in world history. Also offered as CAS HI 361.
CAS AA 396 A1 State and Commerce in Atlantic Africa, 1450-1850- John Thornton | MWF 10:00-11:00am
Examines–both by region and across the larger Atlantic area–the ways that overseas commerce, in particular the slave trade, interacted with and was shaped by African politics and economic variables. Also offered as CAS HI 353.
CAS AA 507 A1 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance- Mary Anne Boelcskevy | W 1:00-4:00pm
A study of the major writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Explores how they proclaimed a renewal of racial consciousness and cultural pride, and how they challenged racial and cultural barriers in American society. Also offered as CAS EN 377.
CAS AA 514 A1 Labor, Sexuality and Resistance in the Afro-Atlantic World- John Thorton | W 2:00-5:00pm
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 AA588 Women, Power and Culture in Africa- Linda Heywood | R 3:30-6:30pm
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
CAS AA590 The World and the West- Ron Richardson | T 1:00-4:00pm
Explores relations between the West and the Third World from 1850, focusing on national and cultural movements in the Third World, and places the African American struggle for freedom in the United States in global and comparative perspective. Also
offered as CAS HI 590.