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SOCY 1043 Introduction to African-American Society (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In 1896, distinguished scholar W.E.B. DuBois became convinced that the experience of Africans in the Americas was so distinctive that it was imperative to study Black people in order to understand power dynamics at all levels of society. This course will study those power dynamics. While paying particular attention to the many ways that racial power dynamics have impacted all people of African descent in the United States, this course does not assume a uniform Black experience. We shall see that gender, class, and sexuality greatly shape the differing experiences of African-Americans.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): C. Shawn McGuffey

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: AADS1155

Comments: To get Sociology credit for the major or minor (or social science core credit), you must register for SOCY1043 rather than cross-listed course.


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14