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Temple Univenity Department of African American Studies Dimensions of Racism Fall 2008 Monday, Wednesday and Friday Time: 10:40 am -11:30 am ACI02 Instructor: Maxwell C. Stanford Jr., Ph.D. Office: 819 Gladfelter Hall Office Hours: Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm and by appointment (See me during office hours for any problems related to our course or to yom completion of any assignment for our course.) Telephone: (215) 204-1995 or (215) 204-8491 Email: [email protected] Coune Description: In this course we will examine the relationship between racialization, race, racism and sexualization of African people in the United States. We will review various theoretical approaches to racism and/or prejudice primarily focusing on antiblack racism. Additionally, we will examine the historical growth of white supremacy and privilege in sustaining systems of racial inequality. In conclusion, we will emphasize the ways in which African people in the United States have resisted racism, classism, and sexism that shape Black liberation. We will look at the various theoretical approaches to_racism and/or prejudice and will analyze the racist and/or prejudiced personality. This course will examine the historical growth of racism and seek explanations for racism and prejudice. Solutions on how to fight against white supremacy and white privilege, as well as ways to increase the life chances of AfricanlBlack people will also be discussed. After this· class, hopefully you will not just be able to say that something is stereotypical and oppressive towards African/Black people, but you will be able to specifically state how why, discuss what its long term affects are, and explain solutions to eliminate it. Disability Statement: This course is open to all students who meet the academic requirements for participation. Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Contact Disability Resources and Services at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Statement on· Academic Freedom: Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The University has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities (policy # 03.70.02) which can be accessed through the following link:
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Course Goals: Welcome to our course: Upon completing this class, students should be able to effectively analyze the African American experience in relationship to its historical, cultural, social, economic, and political dynamics. As well as, identify, analyze, discuss and critique theories regarding race and ethnic relations in America. Students will develop critical thinking and analytical skills by comparing and contrasting· the experiences of African Americans with Native Americans and other immigrant populations. And finally, students will explore strategies they can use with their families,
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