Class Restriction And Registration Summary


ESS 43561 - Section 01: African Diaspora: Lit. & Lib. (CRN 19740)
Long Title: The African Diaspora: Literacies, Literatures, and Liberation

Course Description:
For much of the past 500 years, official, sanctioned literacies have been systematically denied to African Descendants in the Americas. How were these restrictions resisted and subverted? How did African Diaspora populations acquire literacy as an act of resistance? How were unsanctioned literacies developed and proliferated? How have counter-literacies and literatures served as a vibrant cultural practice over the past five centuries? Particularly how do African Diaspora literacies work within and against the sanctioned literacy practices of the former British Empire? Students in this class will examine public laws, literacy narratives, and various historic and contemporary cultural productions such as novels, plays, poems, sermons, reggae, calypso, and hip-hop lyrics, advertisements and film as they develop understandings of the complex relationships African Descendants have had with dominant literacies in the Americas as well as the untold ways that African Diaspora language and literacy practices have shaped official discourse. Finally, students in the class will examine the pedagogy and the possibility of literacy movements inside and outside of schools across the African Diaspora.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2018
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Minor(s):
Educ, Schooling and Society (MEDS)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  Graduate Architecture (GA) ,  Graduate Non-Degree (GD) ,  Graduate (GR) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
AFAL - AFST Literature ,  ESED - MEDS Education-General ,  ZCSC-Commnty Engagmnt Course ,  ZTST - Final exam

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