The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Spring 2013

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African-American and African Studies Program

AAS1010 Introduction to African-American and African Studies II (4)

Instructor: Kenrick Grandison

Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:45, Wilson 301

AAS 3000 Women and Religion in Africa (3)

Instructor: Cindy Hoehler-Fatton

Tues./Thurs. 12:30-1:45

This course examines women's religious activities, traditions and spirituality in a number of different African contexts. Drawing on ethnographic, historical, literary, and religious studies scholarship, we will explore a variety of themes and debates that have emerged in the study of gender and religion in Africa. Topics will include gendered images of sacred power; the construction of gender through ritual; sexuality and fertility; and women.

AAS 3456 The Supreme Court and the Civil Rights Movement (3)

Instructor: Joseph Hylton

Tues. 6:30-9:30

An intensive examination of African-American social criticism centered upon, but not limited to, the life and thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. We will come to grips with the American legacy of racial hatred and oppression systematized in the institutions of antebellum chattel slavery and post-bellum racial segregation and analyze the array of critical responses to, and social struggles against, this legacy. We will pay particular attention to the religious dimensions of these various types of social criticism.

AAS 3500-001 Insiders & Outsiders in Africa (3)

Instructor: Lisa Shutt

Mon. 3:30-6:00, New Cabell Hall 415

AAS 3500-002 African Worlds in Biography (3)

Instructor: Lisa Shutt

Wed. 3:30-6:00, Maury Hall 113

AAS 3500-003 Race, Culture and Inequality (3)

Instructor: Sabrina Pendergrass

Tues/Thurs 2:00-3:15, New Cabell Hall 430

AAS 3500-004 Women Writing Africa  (3)

Instructor: Barbara Boswell

Tues./Thurs. 11:00-12:15, Wilson Hall 235

AAS 3500-005 African American Health Professionals (3)

Instructor: Pamela Reynolds

Tues. 3:30-6:00, Pavilion VII 103

AAS 3500-006 Afrofuturist Fiction (3)

Instructor: Zakiyyah Jacskon

Time: Wed 6:30-9:30, Bryan Hall 334

AAS 3559 Sounds of Blackness (3)

Instructor:Claudrena Harold

Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:45, Glimer Hall 190

AAS 4500 Fictions of Black Identity (3)

Instructor: Lisa Woolfork

Tues/Thurs 11:00-12:15, Bryan 330

AAS 4570-001 The Black Body in Translation (3)

Tues 3:30-6:00, Wilson Hall 215

AAS 4570-002 Afrofuturist Fiction (3)

Wed 6:30-9:00, Bryan Hall 334

English

ENAM 3140 Africna American Literature II(3)

Instructor: Lisa Woolfork

Tues./Thurs. 8:00-9:15, Gibson Hall 341

ENAM 4500-001 Fictions of Black Identity (3)

Instructor: Lisa Woolfork

Tues./Thurs. 11:00-12:15,  Bryan Hall 330

ENMC 3500-002 Women Writing Africa (3)

Instructor: Barbara Boswell

Tues/Thurs. 11:00-12:15, Wilson Hall 235

FRENCH

FREN 3559-001 Caribbean/ African Theatre(3)

Instructor: Stephanie Berard

Wed. 3:30-6:00, Wilson Hall 140

FREN 3570 Africna Oral Traditions(3)

Instructor: Kandioura Drame

Tues./Thurs. 2:00-3:15,  Wilson Hall 235

MEDIA STUDIES

MDST 4559-004 Civil Rights Movement & Media (3)

Mon 3:30-6:00, Bryan Hall  235

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POLITICS

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PLAP 3820 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties(3)

David Klein

Mon./Wed. 2:00-3:15

Studies judical construction and interpretation of civil rights and liberties reflected by Supreme Court decisions. Includes line-drawing between rights and obligations.

PLCP 2120 Politics of Developing Areas (3)

Robert Fatton

Mon./Wed. 9:00-9:50

Surveys patterns of government and politics in non-Western political systems. Topics include political elites, sources of political power, national integration, economic development, and foreign penetration.

PLCP 4500-001 Imperialism and Globalization(3)

Robert Fatton

Thurs. 3:30-6:00

Intensive analysis of selected issues and concepts in comparative government. Prerequisite: One course in PLCP or instructor permission.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RELA 3000 Women and Religion in Africa

Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton

Tues./Thurs. 12:30-1:45

This course examines women's religious activities, traditions and spirituality in a number of different African contexts. Drawing on ethnographic, historical, literary, and religious studies scholarship, we will explore a variety of themes and debates that have emerged in the study of gender and religion in Africa. Topics will include gendered images of sacred power; the construction of gender through ritual; sexuality and fertility; and women.

RELA 3890 Christianity in Africa(3)

Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton

Tues./Thurs. 12:30-1:45

Historical and topical survey of Christianity in Africa from the second century c.e. to the present. Cross listed with RELC 3890. Prerequisite: A course in African religions or history, Christianity, or instructor permission.

RELC 3890 Christianity in Africa(3)

Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton

Mon./Wed. 1:00- 1:50

Historical and topical survey of Christianity in Africa from the second century c.e. to the present. Cross listed with RELA 3890. Prerequisite: A course in African religions or history, Christianity, or instructor permission.

RELG 2700, Festivals of the Americas(3)

Jalane Schmidt

Readings will include contemporary ethnographies of religious festivals in the Caribbean ans South, Central, and North America, and increase their knowledge of the concepts of sacred time and space, ritual theory, and the relationships between religious celebration and changing accounts of ethnicity.

RELG 3200, Martin, Malcom and America(3)

Mark Hadley

An analysis of African-American social criticism centered upon, but not limited to, the life and thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

RELG 3800, African American Religious History

Valerie Cooper

This course will explore African American religious traditions in their modern and historical contexts, combining an examination of current scholarship, worship and praxis. It will examine the religious life and religious institutions of African Americans from their African antecedents to contemporary figures and movements in the US.

SOCIOLOGY

SOC 2442 Systems of Inequality

Sabrina Pendergrass

This course will examine various types of inequality (race, class, gender) in the US and abroad. We will discuss sociological theories covering various dimensions of inequality, considering key research findings and their implications. We will examine to what extent ascriptive characteristics impact a person's life chances, how social structures are produced and reproduced, and how individuals are able or unable to negotiate these structures.

SOC 3410 Race and Ethnic Relations

Milton Vickerman

Introduces the study of race and ethnic relations, including the social and economic conditions promoting prejudice, racism, discrimination, and segregation. Examines contemporary American conditions, and historical and international materials.

SOC 4420, Sociology of Inequality

Paul Kingston

Surveys basic theories and methods used to analyze structures of social inequality. Includes comparative analysis of the inequalities of power and privilege, and their causes and consequences for social conflict and social change. Prerequisite: Six credits of sociology or instructor permission.

Women and Gender Studies

WGS 3450, Presenting & Representing African American Women in 20th Century Visual Arts

Jacqueline Taylor

Through the twentieth century, African-American women challenged gender constraints on their political, social and economic rights. This course explores the role of the visual arts in reinforcing and countering images of African American women's identity. We will examine women in visual art, architecture, film and popular culture within the context of cultural, political and social change

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