I have worked for a number of years as a university lecturer teaching courses in literature, writing studies and critical thinking in Australia and New Zealand. I have also taught ESL as having a Japanese father and European mother meant growing up with an awareness of the vagaries of language.
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.Course Area: Not a general education course Designations: Formative Experiences, Upper Division Writing Competency Completion of an Honors in the Major Thesis will count for both Upper-Division Writing and Formative Experiences.
This process normally takes two to three semesters, during which you will register for six to nine hours of level thesis credit. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GAIN A HIGH GRADE. As with all texts, non-fiction and media text need the skills of analysis and commentary.
In any text, its writer's aim is to create a style that will suit a particular kind of reader or audience to achieve a certain purpose. The style created will utilise the two aspects language has: its form and its content.
Updated by Rob Nightingale on June 21st, The internet is a big place, with a lot of content. Over one billion websites at the time of writing. With the web constantly changing, it’s hard to keep track of which sites have the best content and resources. Module directory The Module Directory provides information on all taught modules offered by Queen Mary during the academic year AFAM Intro to African American Studies This course provides an overview of African American history and culture.
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