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Terry A. Scott
SOC 260
Seattle Campus

African American Family

Explores the structures and functioning of various types of black families. Single-parent families, two-parent families, extended families, and consensual families are explored. Their consequences for male/female relationships are linked and critiqued. Offered: jointly with AFRAM 260.

Class description

The course will examine the relationship between African Americans and the development of urban communities from the early national period to the present. While the structures and functioning of various types of black families will be explored, the course will focus on the vast and varied complexities of urbanization as related to African Americans. We will begin with a discussion of the historiography of African American urban history to determine how scholars have thought and written about blacks in urban environments. We will then explore and consider how black migration, industrialization, community formation and civil rights activism reshaped the physical, residential and racial landscapes of urban centers across the nation.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Terry A. Scott
Date: 02/11/2013