The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

Spring 2012

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African-American and African Studies Program

AAS 1020 - Introduction to African-American and African Studies II

Instructor: Claudrena Harold

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

AAS 3250 - Motherlands: Landscapes of Hunger, Futures of Plenty(3)

Instructor: Kendra Hamilton

Mon/Wed. 11:00-11:50, Clark Hall 101

AAS 3500-1 Intermediate Seminar in African American & African Studies(3)

Instructor: Barbara Boswell

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

AAS 3559-1 African Worlds in Biography (3)

Instructor: Lisa Shutt

Thurs 3:30-6:00, 521 New Cabell Hall

AAS 3359-2 Black Protest Narrative (3)

Instructor: Marlon Ross

Tues/Thurs. 9:30-10:45, 2006 Mcleod Hall

AAS 3359-3 M.L. King's Political Thought (3)

Instructor: Justin Rose

Tues/Thurs. 2:00-3:15, 215 Wilson Hall

AAS 3359-4 Insiders & Outsiders in Africa (3)

Instructor: Lisa Shutt

Wed. 3:30-6:00, 345 New Cabell Hall

AAS 3359 - 5 Popular Cultures in Black Atlantic (3)

Instructor: Tyler Fleming

Mon. 3:30-6:00, 141B Wilson Hall

AAS 4080 -Thesis (4)

Instructor: Claudrena Harold


AAS 4501 -Black Power (4)

Instructor: Claudrena Harold

Tues. 3:30-6:00PM, 341 Nau Hall

Combined with HIUS 4501-8

Over the course of the semester, students will examine the dynamic ways people of African descent in the United States have struggled for cultural, economic, and political empowerment within the context of a white supremacist culture. Much of the class will focus on the 1960s and the 1970s; however, previous and subsequent periods will also be analyzed. Students should leave this class with not only a broader knowledge of “Black Power” as a cultural, political, and ideological movement, but also with a more nuanced understanding of the research methods and interpretive frameworks utilized by historians, as well as other social scientists, interested in Black Power in particular and the Black freedom struggle in general. Students will also have the opportunity to further develop their research skills and techniques through a series of assignments designed to assist them in identifying research topics and questions, interpreting primary and secondary texts, and substantiating arguments with “sound” evidence.

It bears mentioning that this course will devote significant attention to the local dimension of Black Power by engaging student activism on UVA’s campus between 1968 and 1984. Significant attention will be given to students’ fight for a Black Studies department at UVA, their massive demonstrations against racial apartheid in South Africa, and their general struggle to make the University a more egalitarian place.

AAS 4570 -That's Ghetto! Blackness and the Modern American City (3)

Instructor: Kwame Holmes

Tues. 3:30PM - 6:00PM, 543 New Cabell Hall

AAS 4570 - Popular Cultures Black Atlantic (3)

Instructor: Tyler Fleming

Mon. 3:30-6:00, 141B Wilson Hall

AAS 4993 - Independent Study (1-3)

Allows students to work on an individual research project. Students must propose a topic to an appropriate faculty member, submit a written proposal for approval, prepare an extensive annotated bibliography on relevant readings comparable to the reading list of a regular upper-level course, and complete a research paper of at least 20 pages.

American Studies

AMST 2220 - Race Identity and American Visual (4)

Instructor: Carmenita Higginbotham

Tues/Thurs. 9:30-10:45, 141 Nau Hall

Department of Anthropology

ANTH 2156 - People and Cultures of Africa(3)

Instructor: Ivan Hultin

Tues/Thurs. 12:30-1:20, G0048 Ruffner Hall

Department of Drama

DRAM 3070 - African American Theatre (3)

Instructor: Theresa Davis

Tues./Thurs., 2:00-3:15PM, Drama Education Bld. 217

This course presents a comprehensive study of 'Black Theatre' as the African-American contribution to the theatre. Explores the historical, cultural, and socio-political underpinnings of this theatre as an artistic form in American and world culture. Students gain a broader understanding of the relationship and contributions of this theatre to theatre arts, business, education, lore, and humanity. A practical theatrical experience is a part of the course offering. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Department of English

ENAM 3559 - Black Protest Narrative(3)

Instructor: Marlon Ross

Tues./Thurs. 9:30-10:45, 2006 Mcleod Hall

ENCR 4500- Race in American Places(3)

Instructor: Kenrick Grandison

Mon. 6:30-9:00AM, 242 Gibson Hall

ENLT 2547-001- Black Migrations (3)

Instructor: Sonya Donaldson

Mon/Wed. 5:00-6:00, 102 Dell1

ENLT 2547-002 - Black Women Writes (3)

Instructor: Jean Franziro

Tues/Thurs. 11:00-12:15, 242 Nau Hall

Department of History

HIAF 2002 - Modern Africa (4)

Instructor: John Mason

Tues./Thurs. 11:00-12:15, Claude Moore Nursing Edu. G010

HIAF 2002 explores the history of Africa from the decline of the Atlantic slave trade, in the early nineteenth century, to the present. Our goal is to examine the historical roots of the continent's present condition. We look at the slave trade and its consequences, the European conquest of most of the African continent, African resistance to colonial rule, and the reestablishment of African independence.

We will concentrate on three regions: West Africa, especially Nigeria; Central Africa, especially the Congo and Rwanda; and southern Africa, especially South Africa. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which colonialism affected ordinary Africans and to the various strategies that Africans employed to resist, subvert, and accommodate European domination.

HIAF 2002 is an introductory course and assumes no prior knowledge of African history. There will be two blue book exams--a mid-term and a final--and periodic quizzes on the readings.

HIUS 3671 - History of the Civil Rights Movement (3)

Instructor: Julian Bond

Tues. 3:30-5:30PM, New Cabell Hall 138

This course will examine the origins, philosophies, tactics, events, personalities and consequences of the southern civil rights movement from 1900 to the mid-‘1960s. The movement, largely composed of grass-roots unknowns, was based on a culture of resistance instilled by racially restrictive laws and customs institutionalized by the resistant white South following the demise of Reconstruction. By employing a variety of tactics, at the end of the ‘60s decade, it had won impressive victories against state-sanctioned discrimination. Readings, lectures and videos will be the basis for the final examination. Students will be required to write two short papers. The final grade will be determined on the basis of the two papers (25% each), the final examination (30%), and discussion section participation (20%).

Texts required: Bond, Julian and Andrew Lewis, Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table, Thompson Learning Custom Publishing; Forman, James, The Making of Black Revolutionaries, University of Washington Press; Wilkins, Roy with Tom Matthews, Standing Fast, Da Capo.

HIUS 4501 - Black Power (3)

Instructor: Claudrena Harold

Tues. 3:30-6:00, 341 Nau Hall

Department of Music

MUEN 3690 - African Music & Dance Ensemble Level 2

Instructor: Michelle Kisliuk

Tues./Thurs. 5:00-7:15, 107 Old Cabell Hall

MUEN 3690 - African Music & Dance Ensemble Level 3

Instructor: Michelle Kisliuk

Tues./Thurs 5:00-7:15, 107 Old Cabell Hall

Musi 2120 - History of Jazz Music

Instructor: Scott Deveaux

Tues/Thurs. 11:00-12:15, 209 Maury Hall

Musi 3090 Perforance in Africa

Instructor: Elizabeth Sapir

Tues/Thurs. 4:00-4:50, 107 Old Cabell Hall

Department of Politics

PLAP 3700 - Racial Politics(3)

Instructor: Lynn Sanders

Mon/Wed. 11:00-11:50, 101 Nau Hall

Department of Religious Studies

RELA 2850 - Afro-Creole Religions in Americas (3)

Instructor: Jalane Schmidt

Tues/Thurs. 11:00-12:15, 211 Gibson Hall

RELG 2260 - Religion, Race and Relationship in Film (3)

Instructor: Valerie Cooper

Mon/Wed, 141 Gilmer Hall

This course will explore themes of religion, race, and relationship to the religious or racial "other" in films from the silent era to the present. It will consider film as a medium and engage students in analysis and discussion of cinematic images, with the goal of developing hermeneutic lenses through which these images can be interpreted. The films selected all deal with issues of race, religion, gender, and relationship, and ask the ultimate question, "How should we treat one another?"

Department of Sociology

SOC 3410 - Race & Ethnic Relations (3)

Instructor: Milton Vickerman

Mon./Weds. 2:00-3:15PM, New Cabell Hall 122

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 4100 Sociology of African - American Community

Instructor: Hephzibah Strinic-Pawl

Tues/Thurs. 12:30-1:45, 242 Nau Hall

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