Black Studies Seminars Open Availabilities!!

 

BL ST 191DS (Seminar) “Afro-Latin@s in the United States"
 Fall 2013
 Thursdays 11:00am-1:50pm
 South Hall 3711
 Professor Kiley Guyton-Acosta

"This course explores Afro-Latin@ identity in the United States from the early twentieth century to the present day. Course materials consist of cultural artifacts ranging from ethnographies and museum archives to visual arts, film, music, creative writing and performance."

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 BL ST 191CB (Seminar) “AfroCuba"
 Fall 2013
 Tuesdays 9:00am-11:50am
 South Hall 3711
 Professor Kiley Guyton-Acosta

"This interdisciplinary course examines the African presence in Cuba from the nineteenth century to the present. Special attention will be paid to the transatlantic slave trade, gender, nationalism, identity formation, and diaspora. We will appraise these topics in relation to the history of Afro-Cuban intellectual thought and cultural practices."

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BL ST 193I (Seminar) “The Black Soldier in the United States"
 Fall 2013
 Tuesdays 2:00-4:50pm
 South Hall 3711
 Professor Otis Madison

 

"In this course students will examine the complex storylines surrounding the history of Black participation in United States military services. The battles these individuals had to fight were not solely confined to enemy territories and soldiers, as Black servicemen and women who defended their nation were also forced to combat racism on their own home front. While the majority of these stories and experiences have been rendered invisible in most all history books, this course uncovers the previously hidden truths of the African-American soldier experience."

 

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BL ST 193TK (Seminar) “African American Religious Experience: Within and Beyond the Church"
Fall 2013
Friday 12:00-3:00 pm
South Hall 3711
Professor Terence Keel

"In this class students will explore the history of the African American religious experience from the colonial era to the present. Students will learn how black Americans have been remarkably resourceful and experimental in their religious expression, creating hybrid religious identities that have been simultaneously African, European, and American. Students will also learn about the Black Humanist tradition, where black intellectuals explored life’s purpose through literature, philosophy, social criticism, poetry, and live theater. In these secular spaces, beyond the four walls of “the church,” the meaning of religion is frequently refashioned and its importance called into question."