AFAM 30 African American Consciousness (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
AFAM 30 is a course whose focus is what, a century ago, W.E.B. Dubois called “The Souls of Black Folk.” It explores, through the lenses of anthropology and psychology, the complex expressions of what African people think, feel, and image in their conscious existence, historically and geographically.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Define, analyze, and explain what culture and consciousness are, in general, and in the context of African American culture and consciousness in particular.
- Outcome 2: Understand, interpret, and explain definitions and theories of culture and culturechange that are found in the scholarly literature.
- Outcome 3: Analyze and explain the evolution of African American Culture and Consciousness across time and space.
- Outcome 4: Identify, compare, and contrast important differences between the expressions ofAfrican American and Anglo-American culture and consciousness structurallyand historically.
- Outcome 5: Identify, analyze, and explain patterns of convergence between African American Culture and Consciousness and Anglo-American Culture and Consciousness.
- Outcome 6: Identify, analyze, and evaluate the major expressions of African American popular culture and consciousness as manifested in oral lore and popular music forms (spirituals, ""field hollers,"" blues, etc.).
- Outcome 7: Identity, analyze, and evaluate the major expressions of the African American intellectual tradition, across time and space, as manifested in the writings of theliterate, African American intelligentsia.