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Claudrena N. Harold

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
Nau 291
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AAS 1020: Introduction to African-American and African Studies II
Credits: 4
This introductory course builds upon the histories of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean surveyed in AAS 1010. Drawing on disciplines such as Anthropology, History, Religious Studies, Political Science and Sociology, the course focuses on the period from the late 19th century to the present and is comparative in perspective. It examines the links and disjunctions between communities of African descent in the United States and in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. The course begins with an overview of AAS, its history, assumptions, boundaries, and topics of inquiry, and then proceeds to focus on a number of inter-related themes: patterns of cultural experience; community formation; comparative racial classification; language and society; family and kinship; religion; social and political movements; arts and aesthetics; and archaeology of the African Diaspora.
HIUS 3471: History of American Labor
Credits: 3
Surveys American labor in terms of the changing nature of work and its effect on working men, women, and children. Emphasizes social and cultural responses to such changes, as well as the organized labor movement.
HIUS 3490: From Motown to Hip-Hop
Credits: 3
This survey traces the history of African American popular music from the late 1950s to the current era. It examines the major sonic innovations in the genres of soul, funk, and hip-hop over the course of the semester, students will examine how musical expression has provided black women and men with an outlet for individual expression, community building, sexual pleasure, political organizing, economic uplift, and interracial interaction
AAS 3500: Intermediate Seminar in African-American & African Studies
Credits: 3
Reading, class discussion, and written assignments on a special topic in African-American and African Studies Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.
HIUS 3654: Black Fire
Credits: 3
This course examines the history and contemporary experiences of African Americans at the University of Virginia from the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the present era.
AAS 4070: Directed Reading and Research
Credits: 3
Students in the Distinguished Majors Program should enroll in this course for their first semester of thesis research.
AAS 4080: Thesis
Credits: 3
Second-semester DMP students should enroll in this course to complete their theses.
AAS 4501: Advanced Research Seminar in History & AAS
Credits: 4
Reading, class discussion, and research on a special topic in African-American and African Studies culminating in the composition of a research paper. Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year AAS and History students--double majors and others. Crosslisted with the History major seminar.
HIUS 4501: Seminar in United States History
Credits: 4
The major seminar is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. The work of the seminar results primarily in the preparation of a substantial (ca. 25 pp. in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
AAS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Allows students to work on an individual research project. Students must propose a topic to an appropriate faculty member, submit a written proposal for approval, prepare an extensive annotated bibliography on relevant readings comparable to the reading list of a regular upper-level course, and complete a research paper of at least 20 pages.
HIUS 4993: Independent Study in United States History
Credits: 1–3
In exceptional circumstances and with permission of a faculty member any student may undertake a rigorous program of independent study designed to explore a subject not currently being taught or to expand upon regular offerings. Independent Study projects may not be used to replace regularly scheduled classes. Enrollment is open to majors or non-majors. Note: These courses are open only to Human Biology majors.
HIST 8999: Research in History
Credits: 1–12
For master's essay and other research carried out prior to advancement to candidacy, taken under the supervision of the student's adviser.
HIUS 9030: Tutorial in Race, Religion, the Law and the Struggle for Justice in the US
Credits: 3
This course examines the ways in which the U.S. legal system and American religion have shaped and challenged African Americans' conceptions of freedom and justice in the United States from the post-emancipation period to the present.
HIUS 9031: Tutorial in U.S. Labor History
Credits: 3
This graduate tutorial introduces students to some of the major interventions and debates in the field of U.S. Labor history over the past 30 years. How the U.S. working-class has been divided along ethnic, racial, gender and regional lines will be a major focus of our readings and discussions.
HIST 9960: Readings in History
Credits: 3
This course is a graduate-level adaptation of an undergraduate course in history. The graduate-level adaption requires additional research, readings, or other academic work established by the instructor beyond the undergraduate syllabus.
HIST 9961: Supervised Reading
Credits: 3
Graduate study of the historiography of a particular topic or historical period, equivalent to a graduate-level colloquium course. Prerequisites: Approval of director of graduate studies or department chair.
HIST 9964: Master's Essay Revision
Credits: 3
This course is intended for PhD candidates to revise their master's essays for publication under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. It is typically taken in first semester of the second year of study.
HIST 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 3–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
HIST 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.