Students explore black popular culture produced and consumed by Black youth, examining how these works draw on African American historical, cultural, and linguistic practices. Can Black popular culture be resistant, subversive, and contribute to social change? Can these works critically inform the education of Black youth? Course materials draws on scholarship from the fields of education, sociology, African American studies, media studies, and linguistics. 01/15/2020-04/29/2020 Lecture Wednesday 03:00PM - 05:50PM EST, Room to be Announced
Using Black narratives as data, students will examine how Black people have experienced, interpreted, and resisted racial oppression in the United States. Attention will be given to variables (individuals, institutional and cultural formations) that have contributed to the development of resiliency in a people. We will also consider the ways in which racial oppression leaves its mark on members of oppressed and oppressor classes. In discussing the narratives, we will draw on scholarship from the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, and social psychology. 01/14/2020-04/28/2020 Lecture Tuesday 03:00PM - 05:50PM EST, Room to be Announced
Examines the unique perspective of health care from the cultural lens appropriate to women of color. Historical, social, environmental, and political factors that contribute to racial and gender disparities in health care are analyzed. Students will develop cultural competency tools for more effective health care delivery. 01/13/2020-05/04/2020 Lecture Monday 03:00PM - 05:50PM EST, Room to be Announced