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Course Descriptions

Term:  

Fall Quarter

Dept Course No and Title Instructor
AFAM (F18)40A  AFRICAN AMERICAN ISTAFF
No detailed description available.
AFAM (F18)112B  IMPOSSIBLE STORIESSTAFF
We travel through the strange, perilous, beautiful, wondrous, and tragic parallel universes of Black Speculative fiction from the late 20th and early 21stcenturies. Conversing with ghosts, traveling through time, and conjuring all sorts of magic, we examine the mechanics and consider the stakes of radical Black speculation, or “destructive writing,” performed under disastrous conditions.
AFAM (F18)113  BLACK CINEMADAULATZAI, S.
Using history and theory, cinema and documentary, commercial and independent film, this course seeks to explore the brilliant complexity that constitutes the contours of Blackness as a site for collective identity, political empowerment, and radical consciousness. With Black visual representation and Black creative impulses from throughout the diaspora as our guide, this course will explore how cinema became a vehicle for situating a multiplicity of Black identities within a broad social, political and cultural field. This course is cross listed with Film and Media 130.
AFAM (F18)125  AFAM WOMEN IN ARTCOOKS CUMBO, B.
Examines depictions of and by African American women in art and popular culture through in a variety of media including textiles, painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. Focuses on African American women’s experiences, perspectives, and strategies for contemporary representation.