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This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

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Students must choose a major subject and may choose a minor subject. Students may also select from one of seven concentrations, which are offered to enhance a student's work in the major or minor and to focus work on a specific area of interest.

Concentrations are an intentional cluster of courses already offered by various academic departments or through general programs. These courses may also be cross-listed in several academic departments. Therefore, when registering for a course that counts toward a concentration, a student should register for the course listed in her major or minor department. If the concentration course is not listed in her major or minor department, the student may enroll in any listing of that course.

Fall 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ARCH B101-001 Introduction to Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Carpenter Library 21 Helft,S.
CITY B237-001 Themes in Modern African History Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Carpenter Library 25 Ngalamulume,K.
CITY B269-001 Black America in Sociological Perspective Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Dalton Hall 300 Washington,R.
ENGL B262-001 Survey in African American Literature Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH English House I Beard,L.
GNST B103-001 Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture I Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Thomas Hall 111 Mshomba,E.
HIST B102-001 Introduction to African Civilizations Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Carpenter Library 25 Ngalamulume,K.
HIST B237-001 Topic: Modern African History: African Cities in Historical Perspectives Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Carpenter Library 25 Ngalamulume,K.
HIST B336-001 Topics in African History: History of Disease and Medicine in Africa Semester / 1 LEC: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM T Carpenter Library 13 Ngalamulume,K.
SOCL B229-001 Black America in Sociological Perspective Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Dalton Hall 300 Washington,R.

Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ANTH B200-001 The Atlantic World 1492-1800 Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Taylor Hall C Gallup-Diaz,I.
ARCH B230-001 Archaeology and History of Ancient Egypt Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Carpenter Library 25 Ataç,M.
CITY B266-001 Schools in American Cities Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Taylor Hall G Cohen,J.
COML B388-001 Contemporary African Fiction Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM W English House I Beard,L.
EDUC B200-001 Critical Issues in Education Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall G Lesnick,A.
EDUC B260-001 Multicultural Education Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Taylor Hall F Cohen,J.
EDUC B266-001 Schools in American Cities Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Taylor Hall F Cohen,J.
ENGL B234-001 Postcolonial Literature in English Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH English House I Tratner,M.
ENGL B264-001 Black Bards: Poetry in the Diaspora Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH English House Lecture Hall Beard,L.
ENGL B362-001 African American Literature: Hypercanonical Codes Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH English House II Beard,L.
ENGL B388-001 Contemporary African Fiction Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM W English House I Beard,L.
GNST B105-001 Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall C Mshomba,E.
HIST B200-001 The Atlantic World 1492-1800 Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Taylor Hall C Gallup-Diaz,I.
HIST B236-001 African History since 1800: Africa since 1800 Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Carpenter Library 25 Ngalamulume,K.
HIST B337-001 Topics in African History: Witchcraft Ideology, Fears and Accusations/Trials Semester / 1 LEC: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM T Carpenter Library 13 Ngalamulume,K.
POLS B243-001 African and Caribbean Perspectives in World Politics Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Dalton Hall 1 Allen,M.
SOCL B266-001 Schools in American Cities Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Taylor Hall G Cohen,J.

Fall 2015

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2014-15 Catalog Data

ANTH B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800 Spring 2015 The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the way in which peoples, goods, and ideas from Africa, Europe. and the Americas came together to form an interconnected Atlantic World system. The course is designed to chart the manner in which an integrated system was created in the Americas in the early modern period, rather than to treat the history of the Atlantic World as nothing more than an expanded version of North American, Caribbean, or Latin American history. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HIST B200 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward International Studies

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ARCH B101 Introduction to Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology Fall 2014 A historical survey of the archaeology and art of the ancient Near East and Egypt. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARCH B230 Archaeology and History of Ancient Egypt Spring 2015 A survey of the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic through the Graeco-Roman periods, with special emphasis on Egypt's Empire and its outside connections, especially the Aegean and Near Eastern worlds. Writing Attentive Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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CITY B237 Themes in Modern African History
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Urbanization in Africa Fall 2014 The course examines the cultural, environmental, economic, political, and social factors that contributed to the expansion and transformation of pre-industrial cities, colonial cities, and cities today. We will examine various themes, such as the relationship between cities and societies; migration and social change; urban space, health problems, city life, and women.
Current topic description: A seminar exploring indigenous societies and cultures of the Americas through interdisciplinary scholarship. The course's aim is to explore the evolution of several indigenous societies and cultures in order to frame Native peoples as actors on historical playing fields that were as rich, complex, and subject to change as those that the European intruders and their descendants later occupied.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HIST B237 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B266 Schools in American Cities Spring 2015 This course examines issues, challenges, and possibilities of urban education in contemporary America. We use as critical lenses issues of race, class, and culture; urban learners, teachers, and school systems; and restructuring and reform. While we look at urban education nationally over several decades, we use Philadelphia as a focal "case" that students investigate through documents and school placements. This is a Praxis II course (weekly fieldwork in a school required) Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as EDUC B266 Cross-listed as SOCL B266 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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CITY B269 Black America in Sociological Perspective Fall 2014 This course provides sociological perspectives on various issues affecting black America: the legacy of slavery; the formation of urban ghettos; the struggle for civil rights; the continuing significance of discrimination; the problems of crime and criminal justice; educational under-performance; entrepreneurial and business activities; the social roles of black intellectuals, athletes, entertainers, and creative artists. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as SOCL B229 Counts toward Africana Studies

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COML B279 Introduction to African Literature Not offered 2014-15 Taking into account the oral, written, aural and visual forms of African "texts" over several thousand years, this course will explore literary production, translation and audience/critical reception. Representative works to be studied include oral traditions, the Sundiata Epic, Chinua Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah, Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments, Mariama Bâ's Si Longe une Lettre, Tsitsi Danga-rembga's Nervous Conditions, Bessie Head's Maru, Sembène Ousmane's Xala, plays by Wole Soyinka and his Burden of History, The Muse of Forgiveness and Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat. We will address the "transliteration" of Christian and Muslim languages and theologies in these works. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ENGL B279 Counts toward Africana Studies

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COML B388 Contemporary African Fiction Spring 2015 Noting that the official colonial independence of most African countries dates back only half a century, this course focuses on the fictive experiments of the most recent decade. A few highly controversial works from the 90's serve as an introduction to very recent work. Most works are in English. To experience depth as well as breadth, there is a small cluster of works from South Africa. With novels and tales from elsewhere on the huge African continent, we will get a glimpse of "living in the present" in history and letters. Cross-listed as ENGL B388 Counts toward Africana Studies

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ECON B324 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality Not offered 2014-15 Explores the causes and consequences of discrimination and inequality in economic markets. Topics include economic theories of discrimination and inequality, evidence of contemporary race- and gender-based inequality, detecting discrimination, and identifying sources of racial and gender inequality. Additionally, the instructor and students will jointly select supplementary topics of specific interest to the class. Possible topics include: discrimination in historical markets, disparity in legal treatments, issues of family structure, and education gaps. Prerequisites: At least one 200-level applied microeconomics elective; ECON 253 or 304; ECON 200 or 202. Cross-listed as CITY B334 Counts toward Africana Studies

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EDUC B200 Critical Issues in Education Spring 2015 Designed to be the first course for students interested in pursuing one of the options offered through the Education Program, this course is also open to students exploring an interest in educational issues. The course examines major issues in education in the United States within the conceptual framework of educational transformation. Fieldwork in an area school required (eight visits, 1.5-2 hours per visit). Writing Intensive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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EDUC B260 Multicultural Education Spring 2015 An investigation of education as a cultural event that engages issues of identity, difference, and power. The course explores a set of key tensions in the contested areas of multiculturalism and multicultural education: identity and difference; peace and conflict; dialogue and silence; and culture and the individual psyche. Students will apply theory and practice to global as well as specific, localized situations -- communities and schools that contend with significant challenges in terms of equity and places where educators, students, and parents are trying out ways of educating for diversity and social justice. Fieldwork of two to three hours per week. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B266 Schools in American Cities Spring 2015 This course examines issues, challenges, and possibilities of urban education in contemporary America. We use as critical lenses issues of race, class, and culture; urban learners, teachers, and school systems; and restructuring and reform. While we look at urban education nationally over several decades, we use Philadelphia as a focal "case" that students investigate through documents and school placements. This is a Praxis II course (weekly fieldwork in a school required) Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as SOCL B266 Cross-listed as CITY B266 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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ENGL B217 Narratives of Latinidad Not offered 2014-15 This course explores how Latina/o writers fashion bicultural and transnational identities and narrate the intertwined histories of the U.S. and Latin America. We will focus on topics of shared concern among Latino groups such as imperialism and annexation, the affective experience of migration, race and gender stereotypes, the politics of Spanglish, and struggles for social justice. By analyzing novels, poetry, performance art, testimonial narratives, films, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinadad in the Americas. Cross-listed as SPAN B217 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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ENGL B234 Postcolonial Literature in English Spring 2015 This course will survey a broad range of novels and poems written while countries were breaking free of British colonial rule. Readings will also include cultural theorists interested in defining literary issues that arise from the postcolonial situation. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as COML B234 Counts toward Africana Studies

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ENGL B235 Reading Popular Culture: Freaks Not offered 2014-15 This course traces the iconic figure of the "freak" in American culture, from 19th c. sideshows to the present. Featuring literature and films that explore "extraordinary Others", we will flesh out the ways in which our current understandings of gender, sexuality, normalcy, and race are constituted through images of "abnormality." Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B245 Focus: "I remember Harlem" Not offered 2014-15 A transdisciplinary study of the famous Black metropolis as a historic, geo-political, and cultural center (from the Jazz Age to the Hip Hop revolution) this course acknowledges 400 years of history and analyzes the contemporary gentrification of Harlem. We interrogate closely the seismic changes in "Harlem" as a signifier. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Africana Studies

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ENGL B262 Survey in African American Literature Fall 2014 Pairing canonical African American fiction with theoretical, popular, and filmic texts from the late-19th Century through to the present day, we will address the ways in which the Black body, as cultural text, has come to be both constructed and consumed within the nation's imagination and our modern visual regime. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B263 Toni Morrison and the Art of Narrative Conjure Not offered 2014-15 All of Morrison's primary imaginative texts, in publication order, as well as essays by Morrison, with a series of critical lenses that explore several vantages for reading a conjured narration. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B264 Black Bards: Poetry in the Diaspora Spring 2015 An interrogation of poetic utterance in works of the African diaspora, primarily in English, this course addresses a multiplicity of genres, including epic, lyric, sonnet, rap, and mimetic jazz. The development of poetic theories at key moments such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement will be explored. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Africana Studies

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ENGL B279 Introduction to African Literature Not offered 2014-15 Taking into account the oral, written, aural and visual forms of African "texts" over several thousand years, this course will explore literary production, translation and audience/critical reception. Representative works to be studied include oral traditions, the Sundiata Epic, Chinua Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah, Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments, Mariama Bâ's Si Longe une Lettre, Tsitsi Danga-rembga's Nervous Conditions, Bessie Head's Maru, Sembène Ousmane's Xala, plays by Wole Soyinka and his Burden of History, The Muse of Forgiveness and Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat. We will address the "transliteration" of Christian and Muslim languages and theologies in these works. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as COML B279 Counts toward Africana Studies

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ENGL B346 Theories of Modernism Not offered 2014-15 This course will investigate a wide range of works that have been labeled "modernist" in order to raise the question, "Was there one modernism or were there many disparate and competing ones?" Counts toward Africana Studies

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ENGL B362 African American Literature: Hypercanonical Codes Spring 2015 Intensive study of six 18th-21st century hypercanonical African American written and visual texts (and critical responses) with specific attention to the tradition's long use of speaking in code and in multiple registers simultaneously. Focus on language as a tool of opacity as well as transparency, translation, transliteration, invention and resistance. Previous reading required. Counts toward Africana Studies

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ENGL B379 The African Griot(te) Not offered 2014-15 A focused exploration of the multi-genre productions of Southern African writer Bessie Head and the critical responses to such works. Students are asked to help construct a critical-theoretical framework for talking about a writer who defies categorization or reduction. Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B381 Post-Apartheid Literature Not offered 2014-15 South African texts from several language communities which anticipate a post-apartheid polity and texts by contemporary South African writers which explore the complexities of life in "the new South Africa." Several films emphasize the minefield of post-apartheid reconciliation and accountability. Cross-listed as COML B381 Counts toward Africana Studies

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ENGL B388 Contemporary African Fiction Spring 2015 Noting that the official colonial independence of most African countries dates back only half a century, this course focuses on the fictive experiments of the most recent decade. A few highly controversial works from the 90's serve as an introduction to very recent work. Most works are in English. To experience depth as well as breadth, there is a small cluster of works from South Africa. With novels and tales from elsewhere on the huge African continent, we will get a glimpse of "living in the present" in history and letters. Cross-listed as COML B388 Counts toward Africana Studies

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FREN B254 Teaching (in) the Postcolony: Schooling in African Fiction Not offered 2014-15 This seminar examines novels from Francophone and Anglophone Africa, critical essays, and two films, in order better to understand the forces that inform the African child's experiences of education. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies

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GNST B103 Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture I Fall 2014 The primary goal of this course is to develop an elementary level ability to speak, read, and write Swahili. The emphasis is on communicative competence in Swahili based on the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. In the process of acquiring the language, students will also be introduced to East Africa and its cultures. No prior knowledge of Swahili or East Africa is required. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies

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GNST B105 Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture II Spring 2015 The primary goal of this course is to continue working on an elementary level ability to speak, read, and write Swahili. The emphasis is on communicative competence in Swahili based on the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Students will also continue learning about East Africa and its cultures. Prerequisite: GNST B103 (Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture I) or permission of the instructor is required. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies

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HIST B102 Introduction to African Civilizations Fall 2014 The course is designed to introduce students to the history of African and African Diaspora societies, cultures, and political economies. We will discuss the origins, state formation, external contacts, and the structural transformations and continuities of African societies and cultures in the context of the slave trade, colonial rule, capitalist exploitation, urbanization, and westernization, as well as contemporary struggles over authority, autonomy, identity and access to resources. Case studies will be drawn from across the continent. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies

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HIST B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800 Spring 2015 The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the way in which peoples, goods, and ideas from Africa, Europe. and the Americas came together to form an interconnected Atlantic World system. The course is designed to chart the manner in which an integrated system was created in the Americas in the early modern period, rather than to treat the history of the Atlantic World as nothing more than an expanded version of North American, Caribbean, or Latin American history. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ANTH B200 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward International Studies

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HIST B236 African History since 1800
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Africa since 1800 Spring 2015 The course analyzes the history of Africa in the last two hundred years in the context of global political economy. We will examine the major themes in modern African history, including the 19th-century state formation, expansion, or restructuration; partition and resistance; colonial rule; economic, social, political, religious, and cultural developments; nationalism; post-independence politics, economics, and society, as well as conflicts and the burden of disease. The course will also introduce students to the sources and methods of African history.
Current topic description: The course deals with the continuities and transformations of African societies and cultures in the context of European colonial rule, capitalist exploitation, urbanization, and westernization.
Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies

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HIST B237 Topic: Modern African History
Section 001 (Fall 2014): African Cities in Historical Perspectives
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Urbanization in Africa Fall 2014 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: A seminar exploring indigenous societies and cultures of the Americas through interdisciplinary scholarship. The course's aim is to explore the evolution of several indigenous societies and cultures in order to frame Native peoples as actors on historical playing fields that were as rich, complex, and subject to change as those that the European intruders and their descendants later occupied.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B237 Counts toward Africana Studies

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HIST B243 Atlantic Cultures Not offered 2014-15 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies

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HIST B265 Colonial Encounters in the Americas Not offered 2014-15 The course explores the confrontations, conquests and accommodations that formed the "ground-level" experience of day-to-day colonialism throughout the Americas. The course is comparative in scope, examining events and structures in North, South and Central America, with particular attention paid to indigenous peoples and the nature of indigenous leadership in the colonial world of the 18th century. Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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HIST B336 Topics in African History
Section 001 (Fall 2014): History of Disease and Medicine in Africa Fall 2014 This is a topic course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: The course will focus on the issues of public health history, social and cultural history of disease as well as the issues of the history of medicine. We will explore various themes, such as the indigenous theories of disease and therapies; disease, imperialism and medicine; medical pluralism in contemporary Africa; the emerging diseases, medical education, women in medicine, and differential access to health care.
Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward International Studies

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HIST B337 Topics in African History
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Witchcraft Ideology, Fears and Accusations/Trials Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Current topic description: The course examines witchcraft accusations, witch hunts and violence against the accused as a tool for regulating behavior and gender relationships in everyday life, as well as witchcraft, power and politics.
Counts toward Africana Studies

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HIST B349 Topics in Comparative History Not offered 2014-15 This is a topics course. Topics vary. Counts toward Africana Studies

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POLS B243 African and Caribbean Perspectives in World Politics Spring 2015 This course makes African and Caribbean voices audible as they create or adopt visions of the world that explain their positions and challenges in world politics. Students learn analytical tools useful in understanding other parts of the world. Prerequisite: POLS 141 or 1 course in African or Latin American history. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies

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SOCL B225 Women in Society Not offered 2014-15 A study of the contemporary experiences of women of color in the Global South. The household, workplace, community, and the nation-state, and the positions of women in the private and public spheres are compared cross-culturally. Topics include feminism, identity and self-esteem; globalization and transnational social movements and tensions and transitions encountered as nations embark upon development. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SOCL B229 Black America in Sociological Perspective Fall 2014 This course provides sociological perspectives on various issues affecting black America: the legacy of slavery; the formation of urban ghettos; the struggle for civil rights; the continuing significance of discrimination; the problems of crime and criminal justice; educational under-performance; entrepreneurial and business activities; the social roles of black intellectuals, athletes, entertainers, and creative artists. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B269 Counts toward Africana Studies

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SOCL B266 Schools in American Cities Spring 2015 This course examines issues, challenges, and possibilities of urban education in contemporary America. We use as critical lenses issues of race, class, and culture; urban learners, teachers, and school systems; and restructuring and reform. While we look at urban education nationally over several decades, we use Philadelphia as a focal "case" that students investigate through documents and school placements. This is a Praxis II course (weekly fieldwork in a school required) Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as EDUC B266 Cross-listed as CITY B266 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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SPAN B217 Narratives of Latinidad Not offered 2014-15 This course explores how Latina/o writers fashion bicultural and transnational identities and narrate the intertwined histories of the U.S. and Latin America. We will focus on topics of shared concern among Latino groups such as imperialism and annexation, the affective experience of migration, race and gender stereotypes, the politics of Spanglish, and struggles for social justice. By analyzing novels, poetry, performance art, testimonial narratives, films, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinadad in the Americas. Cross-listed as ENGL B217 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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