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Fall 2021
May 24,2022
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AFST 215 - AFRICAN AMERICANS IN FILM
This course will examine the images of African-Americans portrayed in popular film from 1915 to the present. Films viewed will contrast those produced by major Hollywood studios and by independent directors such as Oscar Micheaux, Charles Burnett, Isaac Julien, Michael Schultz, Reginald Hudlin, Dee Rees, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, KIasi Lemmons, Tyler Perry, Leslie Harris, Mario Van Peebles, John Singleton, George Tillman Jr., Allen and Albert Hughes, and Spike Lee. Particular attention will focus on each film's relationship to the historical time period and cultural milieu in which it was produced. Readings will include works of fiction, film criticism, interviews with film directors, and historical, sociological, and literary monographs. Writing will be integrated into the life of this course. You will receive comments, direction, and support as you work on strengthening your writing skills. Your writing will be evaluated and returned in a timely fashion, allowing you to incorporate these comments into your future work. For help outside the classroom, please contact the professor during office hours and/or work with a writing tutor in the Center for Reading and Writing.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Africana Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MN-AFR AMR STD-Hum & Culture, MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, MJ-AMER-African-Amer Stds., MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER- African-Amer Studies, Gen Ed 18-Culture & Creativity, OLD GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, SS-Sch Core-Consc & Society, WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR AFST 215

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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