Ethnic Studies (Eth S)
1. Ethnic Experience (3)
Comparative study of ethnic minorities in the United States, combining the perspectives of history, sociology, and psychology.
2. Ethnic Expression (3)
Comparative study of the characteristic ways in which ethnic minorities in the United States think and feel about themselves and the world, as reflected in literature, art, and music.
104. American Poverty (3)
Multiethnic and interdisciplinaiy perspective on poverty as a worldwide phenomenon, with emphasis on America; geographic analysis of poverty areas such as urban ghettos and other minority areas; homelessness; examination of policies dealing with poverty. (Former Eth S 4)
130T. Topics in Ethnic Studies (1-3; max total 6)
In-depth research and writing on the past and contemporary situation of America's major ethnic minorities.
15. Basic Composition and Communication (3)
Designed to help students express themselves concisely and clearly both in speech and writing; assist students to overcome difficulties in spelling, grammar, punctu ation, sentence construction; investigate techniques and methods to develop term papers.
20. Black Drama (3)
Discussion and interpretation of contemporary Black American drama. Selections include: Leroi Jones (Baraka); Lorraine Hansberry; Charles Fuller; Ed Bullings; James Baldwin and others.
21 and 121. Black Gospel Choir (1; max total 8)
Performance of a variety of inspirational songs reflecting the Black cultural experience. Participation through rehearsals, activities, programs, and field trips.
22. Black Dialect (3)
Linguistic course designed to explore the origin, impact, historical background, and problems created by Blacks in using the Black dialect derivative of English and the African language.
24. Black Music (3)
The origin and evolution of Black music from the perspective of social and cultural history. Emphasis on slave songs, gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul music.
25. Black Literature (3)
Major authors, their works, themes, and movements in Black literature in America from colonial times to the present. (Formerly Bl S 25)
27. The Black Image (3)
Introduction to the social experience of Afro-Americans in American life and to various images of that experience which have developed historically.
35. Art and Music of Africa (3)
Comprehensive study of African artistry and music.
36. Contemporary African Societies (3)
Analysis of the cultural and political structure of some Black African nations; understanding the impact of colonialism in Africa; realizing the relationship of African Americans to Africa.
38. Black American Sociology (3)
Basic principles sociology from the perspective of the Black experience.
42. Ethnic Psychology (3)
Introduction to psychology as an empirical science; biological and social basis of behavior; evaluation of concepts or general psychology and personality theories; emphasis on perception, learning, motivation, and intelligence; applicability to behavioral patterns of African Americans.
56. The Black Family (3)
Deals with the origin, development, and adaptations the Black family has created to sustain itself as a viable institution. Emphasis is on problems encountered and created by the American society and how the Black family handles these adversities.
110. The Educational System and the Black Community (3)
The effects of the educational system on African Americans. Analysis of the economical, sociological, and political foundations of education as they are related to African Americans.
124. The Black Experience in Children's Literature (3)
A survey of selected material: Children's books, tapes, cassettes; dealing with the Black experience in children's literature.
127. Black Creative Writers' Workshop (3)
An intensive reading and writing workshop in the Black experience. Selections and discussions from major literary artists, including: Hughes, Baldwin, Giovanni, Brooks, Ellison, Angelou, Gaines, and others. Students are required to write expository essays analyzing literature, poems, and short stories.
130T. Topics in Black Studies (1-3; max total 9)
Major social problems confronting African Americans in America today; emphasis on welfare, education, legal systems, religious institutions, and economic institutions; effect on the Black segment of the population.
135. American Black Ghettos (3)
Analysis of the various lifestyles and cultural patterns of the large Black ghettos of America.
136. Black Business Economic Development in the United States (3)
Introduction to Black business enterprises with special emphasis on the analysis and developments of Black business from early slave trade to present day. Relationship of econom forces to historical, political, and social change pertaining to African Americans.
137. Black Women (3)
(Same as W S 137.) An overview of the accomplishments of Black women in the United States; their contributions to American culture; African influence; Black women as defined by a dominant society vs. legitimate definition designed to encourage a positive self-concept.
140. The Black Church (3)
History of the formation and development of Black religious institutions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism) in the Black community; their effect on the Black personality.
141. Black Health Care (3)
Investigation and analysis of major health problems and delivery services in the Black Community.
142. Black Child Rearing (3)
Specific and unique issues facing Black parents as their children journey through the development process.
144. Race Relations (3)
An examination of race in American soc!iety as it affects major social issues such as stratification, income distribution, and political power, with concern for theo-retical orientations toward the study of Black/white race relations.
146. Law and the Minority Community (3)
Critical analysis of the foundation and changing structure of law and legal insti tutions as perceived by minority communities, with emphasis on equal employment and education, criminal justice, and political power.
165. Advanced Black Theatre (3)
For students previously enrolled in Af Am 60. Advanced production and performance in the Black Theatre.
178. History of Black Americans (3)
(Same as Hist 178.) Evolution of Black society from 1619 to the present; emphasis on the social, political, and economic aspects as they relate to cultural values, theories in the development and environment that contribute to the Afro-American way of life.
180. Famous Black Americans (3)
The course focuses on famous Black Americans and their important contributions to the many aspects of American history and society.
189. Fieldwork in Community Relations (3; max total 6)
Supervised field observation, participation, and documentation in the operation of minority communities.
190. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
Armenian Studies (Arm S)
10. Introduction to Armenian Studies (3)
The history, geography, literature, language, and art of Armenia from ancient times to the present with emphasis on resources, bibliography, and report writing.
50T. Studies in Armenian Literature (3)
Various themes and aspects of Armenian literature: David of Sassoun, the Armenian Folk Epic; William Saroyan; Armenian historical literature; modern Armenian literature, Armenian world of Richard Hagopian; Armenian American authors.
120T. Topics in Armenian Studies (1-3; max total 6)
Specialized topics in Armenian history, art, and culture, not normally covered in other Armenian Studies courses. Topics include the Armenian church, Armenian minor arts, Armenian film, the ArmenianDiaspora, the Armenian oral history and genocide.
121. Armenian Painting (3)
History and development of Armenian painting with special concentration on the art of manuscript illumination; rudiments of early Christian iconography.
123. Armenian Architecture (3)
History and development church building in Armenian architecture, the first national architecture in the history of Christianity. There will be a survey of monuments from the fourth to the 17th centuries.
190. Independent Study (1-3)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
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