AFAM 390: Special Topics in African and African American Studies

AFAM 390-DL2: Voices of Black Women
(Fall 2021)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR


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Section Information for Fall 2021

This course is a contemporary examination of how and why Black women use their voices in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The course is a literary exposition of Black women writers centered on honoring the works of Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. Themes of agency, power, loss, violence, silence and independence will be extensively examined while constructions of family, race and society will be challenged. This course will use the semester to highlight the politics of voice and its role in contemporary society. The course is a reflection on how Black women writers retain, recover and regain their voices.

AFAM 390 DL2 is a distance education section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of selected topics related to the study of people of African descent in Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin Americas and throughout the African Diaspora. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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