Graduate Courses

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Fall 2018 Courses

CAS AA 507 A1 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance—Mary Anne Boelcskevy
M 2:30-5:15pm
This study of the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) focuses on literature with overviews of the stage, the music, and the visual arts. Authors include Du Bois, Locke, Garvey, Schuyler, Hurston, McKay, Larsen, Fisher, Hughes, Cullen. Also offered as CAS EN 377.

CAS AA 514 A1 Labor, Sexuality, and Resistance in the Afro-Atlantic World—John Thornton
M 2:30-5:15
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 517 A1 Urban Politics and Policy—Katherine Einstein
R 8:00-10:45am
Explores the impact of American urban politics on the implementation of local policy. Topics include deindustrialization, white flight, neighborhood effects, housing policy, schools, regionalism, and factors that constrain policy-making capacities. Also offered as CAS PO 517.

CAS AA 588 A1 Women, Power and Culture in Africa—Linda Heywood
W 2:30-5:15pm
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 AA 591: Black Thought: Literary and Cultural Criticism in the African Diaspora—Louis Chude-Sokei
MW 12:20-1:35pm
An introduction to literary and cultural thinking in African-America and the Black Diaspora. The course hones in on specific trends, themes, and characteristics of this work and assesses its relationship to broader political and social contexts. Also offered as CAS EN 537.

CAS AA 871 A1 African American History—Andrew David
TR 11:00-12:15 pm
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 698.