AFR 304
South Africa and Apartheid Spring 2017 Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative; Cross-listed as AFR304 / HIST304
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This course introduces students to the spatial, legal, economic, social and political structures that created Apartheid in South Africa, and to the factors that led to the collapse of the racist order. We will examine the many forms of black oppression and, also, the various forms of resistance to Apartheid. Some of the themes we will explore include industrialization and the formation of the black working classes, the constructions of race, ethnicities and sexualities, land alienation and rural struggles, township poverty and violence, Black education, and the Black Consciousness Movement. This EDI course explores the experiences and expressions of the culturally diverse peoples of African descent in the New World (and the Old), as well as the myriad ways in which they confront, negotiate, and at times challenge dominant U.S. and/or European hierarchies of race, culture, gender and class.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 3513
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation and three short papers
Prerequisites: none; open to first-year students with instructors permission
Distributions: Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative;
Attributes: GBST African Studies Electives; HIST Group A Electives - Africa;

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