Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Institute of African-American and African Studies
Office location and address
102 Amphitheater WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Race, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Revitalization in Detroit
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
March 15, 2018 – February 28, 2019
This course will examine various types of inequality (race, class, gender) in the US and abroad. We will discuss sociological theories covering various dimensions of inequality, considering key research findings and their implications. We will examine to what extent ascriptive characteristics impact a person's life chances, how social structures are produced and reproduced, and how individuals are able or unable to negotiate these structures.
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies
This course will focus on major debates, theories, and methodological approaches in the social sciences that contribute to African American Studies. The course helps students to consider how a multidisciplinary approach enriches efforts to analyze such issues as health disparities, education, and incarceration as they relate to the African Diaspora.
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.
This course will examine how culture matters for understanding race and social inequality. It will survey social science research about cultural forms such as everyday discourse, styles of dress, music, literature, visual arts, and media as they relate to race and inequality.
Students in the Distinguished Majors Program should enroll in this course for their first semester of thesis research.
Second-semester DMP students should enroll in this course to complete their theses.
Study of a comprehensive contemporary understanding of the history, struggle and diversity of the African-American community.
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director.
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.