ASRC 2160

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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.

When Offered Fall.

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    Combined with: HD 2710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt