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Academic Foundations 003
African-American and African Studies 014
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses African-American and African Studies 014 Courses  


21&62:014:111,112Introduction to African-American and African Studies (3,3) Examination of the historical experiences of Africa and the African diaspora. Based in the social sciences and using multimedia, comparative study of other world cultures is included. A two-term course required of all African-American and African studies majors and minors. Designed primarily for first-year students and sophomores.
21&62:014:180History of African-American Education (3) Educational experience of African Americans from the post-Civil War period to contemporary times; educational philosophies of DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and others.
21&62:014:220Black Political Thought (3) Focuses on the writings of recent political thinkers, such as Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fanon, Castro, Nkrumah, and Sekou Toure, in an attempt to draw forth ideas of universal political relevance; examines ways in which ideas from each of the black areas represented differ according to their own political situations.
21&62:014:278Black Subcultures of the U.S.A. (3) Focuses on the cultural and social aspects of black ethnic groups, both indigenous and immigrant; examines historical variation within the black population of the United States, and how it has been affected by immigration from the West Indies and Latin America. Study of southern blacks, speakers of the Gullah dialect, the Creoles of Louisiana, and various West Indian groups in the United States; analyzes social interaction and impact of these groups on one another.
21&62:014:301African Cultural Retentions in the Americas (3) Reviews cultural and adaptation process made by blacks in the Americas from the era of the Atlantic slave trade to the present, using an interdisciplinary base of history, anthropology, literature, and music; introductory focus on traditional African culture; identification and importance of Africanisms which have helped to shape both the historic and contemporary identities of blacks in the United States, Brazil, Haiti, Surinam, and the West Indies.
21&62:014:302Special Topics in Black Studies (3) Selected topics are offered each term and chosen to represent a wide range of disciplines. African-American and African subject areas include economic development, women's roles, film history, literary genres, social institutions, and urbanization.
21&62:014:304English-Speaking African Writers (3) Analysis of the novels, poetry, and plays of contemporary English-speaking African writers such as Achebe, Ekwensi, Soyinka, John Pepper Clark, Mphahlele, La Guma, and others; examines the rejection of the concept of negritude by certain writers.
21&62:014:305Black Women in the United States (3) Roles of black women in family life, the workplace, politics, literary and artistic achievement, education, and the struggle for women's rights; incorporates both fictional and nonfictional works to chronologically illuminate the major themes in black women's history and contemporary issues.
21&62:014:306Comparative Race Relations: South Africa and the United States (3) Chronological and interdisciplinary study of the major themes in the history of race relations in South Africa and the United States; systematic comparisons of slavery, frontier expansion, and the rootsof enduring racism, with assessments of their long-term effects on social relations in both countries. Examines, comparatively, black rights struggles against apartheid, Jim Crow segregation, and impediments to full democracy.
21&62:014:333Decolonization and Change in the West Indies (3) Study of decolonization-by-states, particularly in West Indian commonwealth countries, through the political arrangement of associated statehood of independent and autonomous Caribbean islands; contemporary factors that have influenced social, economic,and political changes, and the direction these changes have taken; the decolonization process in the Caribbean.
21&62:014:356Minority Politics and Public Policy (3) Study of political power and its impact on minorities; identification of the central theme of minority politics; analysis of the historical basis of the political situation of black Americans as a minority group; social and economic factors that affect the black minority.
21&62:014:358Black Writers of Africa and the Caribbean (3) Development of the Black Consciousness Movement as reflected in the works of Cesaire, Damas, Senghor, and others; controversy surrounding the concept of negritude; influence of African civilization and art, the Harlem Renaissance, Marxism, surrealism, and other forces on the movement. Not open to first-year students.
21&62:014:364Education and Social Change among African Americans (3) Education and social change in the African-American community; issues as they affect the content, function, and impact of education: pedagogy, pedagogical styles, busing, accountability, community control, and alternative school systems.
21&62:014:366Nationalism, Leadership, and Political Development in Third World Nations (3) Analysis of nationalistic movements in the third world nations; African leadership and political development since World War II.
21&62:014:371Internship (3) Prepares students for careers in the United States and abroad that require comprehensive understanding of people of African descent through work experience in an organization or company.
21&62:014:388Survey of Black Political Economy (3) Exploration of political initiatives that impact on the economic status of the black community; responses developed by the community to economic problems. Analyses of approaches to black economic development: black capitalism, ghetto industries, and community-owned businesses. Not open to first-year students.
21&62:014:389Psychology and Values of the African American (3) Background information of various theories, concepts, and psychological definitions; emphasis on the black experience viewed in a historical context, with consideration given to the formation of self-concepts and sources of strength in the survival of the black psyche.
21&62:014:396The African-American Community (3) Patterns of development that characterize African-American communities in large urban areas of the United States; structure and organization of these communities in terms of their responses to the larger culture; distinctive problems affecting black communities and initiatives adopted to overcome them.
21&62:014:403The Third World and the Media (3) Focuses on the importance of the third world and how it is covered by the media. Areas to be covered include Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia. The industrial and strategic importance of these areas is explored; significance of the use of stringers instead of regular staff to provide media coverage; relationship of the U.S. business community and military to the third world reviewed in terms of impact on the news. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.
21:014:412Senior Seminar (3) Interdisciplinary study highlights both the methodological and theoretical approaches supporting research in the field. Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of instructor. One-term culminating experience for African-American and African studies majors.
21&62:014:415The History of Blacks in the American Labor Movement (3) Traces the itinerary of blacks in American labor organizations; contributions of black Americans to the development of the labor movement. Examines ideology of the labor movement and its relationship to social and political developments, and to the economic structures and forces of American society. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.
21&62:014:430The African American, the Law, and the Courts (3) Historical and contemporary relationship and impact of the American judicial system on the black community; review of constitutional, federal, state, and municipal legislation affecting the evolving legal status of black people, and the philosophical and political themes that precipitated their enactment. Case studies examined and systematic appraisal made of the dynamic process-the law, courts, execution, and enforcement of justice. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.
21&62:014:465African Religion and Philosophy (3) General interweave of religion, culture, and the philosophical system of African societies, and how these elements fuse into an organic whole. Similarities and differences in ideological systems that structure and reflect the society are pinpointed; African religions and philosophy are used to depict the African's relationship to the universe.
21&62:014:495,496Individual Study in Black Studies (3,3) Independent reading or research under the direction of a faculty member.
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