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AFAM 201 - Introduction to AFAM: Social and Historical Foundations

Introduction to the key debates, figures and concepts fundamental to the interdisciplinary study of the historical, political and social development of black life in America.
Bowman  June 1 – 17
Lee  June 15 – July 9
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AFAM 303 - African-American Cultures

An examination of African-American cultures in the New World
Simmons June 22 – July 8
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AFAM 350 – Anti-racist Education

Basic concepts, issues and practices of anti-racist education. Topics include individual and institutional racism, overt and covert racism, curriculum, textbooks, power relationships, teacher-student relationships and privacy.
Hale  May 11 - 28
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AFAM 428B - African-American Literature II: 1903-pres

Representative works of African-American writers from 1903 to the present.
Trafton June 1 - 17
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