Spring 2014 quarter
- Kabby Mitchell dance , Joye Hardiman literature
- Fields of Study
- African American studies, American studies, cultural studies, dance, gender and women's studies, history, literature and music
- Preparatory for studies or careers in
- history, sociology, dance, arts management, and liberal arts.
How did Black men and women, of many different cultures and ages, succeed against all odds? How did they move from victim to victors? Where did they find the insurmountable courage to deconstruct and reconstruct their lives? In this program, students will participate in an inquiry-base exploration of the efficacy, resiliency and longevity of the lives and legacies of selected Black men and women from Ancient Egypt to contemporary times. Our exploration will use the lenses of Ancient Egyptian studies, African, African-American and Afro-Disaporic history, dance history, media and popular culture to investigate these mens' and womens' lives, their historical, cultural and spriritual contexts and legacies.
The class will have a variety of learning environments, including lectures and films, workshops, seminars and research groups. All students will demonstrate their acquired knowledge, skill and insight by creating an annotated bibliography; a collaborative film, media and popular culture study report; and an end-of-the-quarter "lessons learned presentation" demonstrating how our collective studies applied to each individual student's life and to thecreation of a personal resiliency tool kit.
- Campus Location
- Online Learning
- No Required Online Learning
- Greener Store
- Offered During
|November 12th, 2013||The program description has been updated to reflect an expansion of scope (from black women's experience to black men's and women's experience).|
|February 22nd, 2013||New program added|