His detailed descriptions of groups mobilized for warfare and feuding come entirely from oral history and not from ethnography.
Topics include major events, persons, and issues spanning the period from the African heritage to contemporary times. Students survey the evolution of African American expressive culture in music, literature, film, art, and dance. The course includes lectures, discussions, and video presentations.
Besides being the first rap artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and holding the record for the most number one albums by a solo artist, JAY-Z's body of work stands as a monumental contribution to American culture.
In this course, we explore the poetics and philosophy of JAY-Z's music. As we cultivate an artistic appreciation for JAY-Z's rap skills such as storytelling, wordplay, and delivery, we also treat his music as an opportunity to critically engage topics such as racism, sexism, and economic inequality.
Finally, we watch several of JAY-Z's music videos as well as documentaries focused on his life and work. Psychology of Prejudice In this course we will explore psychological approaches to understanding stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination--the psychology of prejudice, for short.
We will examine research and theory on topics such as historical changes in the nature of intergroup attitudes; the prevalence of prejudice in the U. Africana Women's Religious Experience.
This course explores the multidimensional religious experiences of Africana women, specifically Black women throughout the Americas, Africa, and the Caribbean, as they attempt to define and realize a sacred self across diverse periods and contexts.
We give attention to the voices of Africana women in history and literature, film, performance, sacred speech and music to examine the ways religion has empowered and disempowered Black women in their individual and collective lives.
African American Literature I A study of slave narratives and contemporary revisions. African American Literature II An examination of narrative attempts before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance to move from imposed stereotypes toward more accurate representations of African American experiences.
Under the new GEC, this course meets the Humanities requirement. African Politics A survey of the geography, social and political history, and postindependent politics of Black Africa.
Cultures of Modern Africa Offered Less Frequently Introduction to contemporary rural and urban society in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on materials from all major regions of the subcontinent. Particular emphasis will be on problems of rural development, rural-urban migration, and structural changes of economic, political, and social formations in the various new nations.
History of Jazz Principal styles of representative jazz musicians; the roots including blues and ragtime ; jazz in New Orleans and Chicago; and big band, swing, bop, and fusion. History of Hip Hop This course examines the history of hip hop, dating back to the first hip hop party held on August 11, in the Bronx, New York to its present standing as a critical component of popular culture around the world.
As the descendent of African American musical genres like blues, jazz, soul, and funkhip hop music and culture embodies the black experience and was born out of the black struggle of the s and s.
How did this regional form of black expression become the international language of cool and controversy it is today? African American History This course will survey the history of African Americans in the New World, from the first colonial encounter through the sociopolitical changes of the burgeoning United States that led to the Civil War General/Theoretical Anthropology: Romantic Motives: Essays on Anthropological Sensibility.
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