Social and economic developments Control over resources The Metal Ages were periods of discovery, invention, and exploitation of various metals and metallurgical procedures. New elements were introduced into the societies, which played a role in their further development. In the later 5th and earlier 4th millennia bce, copper from easily worked surface deposits was used for relatively simple items in southeastern Europe and the Carpathian Basin. The Transylvanian copper ores were particularly important.
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.
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.
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.
This course meets the Humanities GEC 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 The history of African Americans in the United States is often defined by the chattel slavery experience.
However, the early years of American history that made people of African descent American are much more complex.
By centering the actions and voices of the heterogeneous African American community, this course examines topics including the Middle Passage, domestic slavery expansion, free and maroon black communities, various resistance strategies, interracial coalitions, and the role of enslaved people in bringing about their own emancipation.
Inthe centuries-old question of where African Americans would fit into the fabric of United States society was finally answered. As newly freed people and full citizens, African Americans learned that the process of citizenship would not be seamless or easy, and that the fight was just beginning.
Blacks redefined their status over and over again during this year period, and this course will examine why and how these shifts occurred. Racism and Ethnic Relations This course surveys of the development of the theories of race and ethnic relations at the individual, group, and cultural levels.
Students will examine the impact these theories have had on social policy. The course focuses on the experience of Asians, Latinos and African Americans with special attention given to institutional expressions of oppression in American Society. African American Religions This course is an exploration of the rich diversity of African American religions from the colonial period to the present.
Attention will be given to key figures, institutional expressions as well as significant movements in North America, the Caribbean and broader Black Atlantic. Major themes include African traditions in American religions, slavery and religion, redemptive suffering, sacred music, social protest, Black Nationalism, African American women and religion, religion in hip hop and secularity in black religious literature.
Students will learn about the ways these themes have often served both as unique contributions to and critiques of America? History of Rap Music The objective of this course is to trace the history of rap music. Each week students will be expected to analyze the assigned rap tune and then either compose a written critique or compose and perform or record a rap in the style of the assigned song.
African American Drama and Theater This course surveys the work African American theater artists from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Readings are supplemented by field trips to Chicago theaters that feature African American plays. In this course, students will engage in meaningful discussion of controversial, challenging, and divisive issues in society related to race, ethnicity, and religion.
Students will be challenged to increase personal awareness of their own cultural experience, expand knowledge of the historic and social realities of other cultural groups, and take action as agents of positive social change in their communities.
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