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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2007

AMS 315 • African American Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30360 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
UTC 4.134

Course Description

This course will provide students with the analytical tools to critically explore and consciously and constructively participate in the ongoing process of the construction of African American Culture. The course focuses on Black cultural as politics. The first section of the course will begin with an interrogation of key concepts such as race, culture, blackness, power and politics. Then we will go on to briefly explore the history of African Americans cultural politics. The second section of the course will focus in on cultural spheres that are components of African American culture. In each we will look at their evolution, contemporary expression, and alternatives with special attention to the social and political processes both inside and outside Black communities of which they are a part.


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