AMST 2165

AMST 2165

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Prepare to be challenged in this course exploring the historic and contemporary dynamics of the African American family in U.S. society. From the African Diaspora to the Cosby Show, we will focus on the socio-historical, -political and - cultural contexts of black family formations and functions--both real and invented. We'll study Afrocentric, feminist, and sociological frameworks for understanding black families. We'll examine the continuation of African heritage in black family organization. We'll tackle hard issues of gender roles, sexuality, love, mate selection, divorce, marriage dissolution, parenting, fatherhood and the well- being of black children. And we'll look at popular culture, paying special attention to how black families are imagined and re- imagined in the news, on television, in film and through music.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 2160HD 2710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18647 AMST 2165   LEC 001