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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers an undergraduate minor in African American Studies (AAS). This exciting complementary degree option will both broaden students' educations as well as enhance their employment possibilities after graduation. 

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AAS 395--Special Topics in African American Studies:

Black Masculinities, Sexualities in Education and Society

Dr. Tony Laing, Instructor

Course Description

Throughout American history, varying perceptions of Black masculinity and manhood have been associated with negative stereotypes ranging from the docile, passive male during the antebellum period; the criminal persona during the post-civil rights era; and the disinterested student hostile to education post-Civil Rights. With the rise of hip hop in the 1980s, the Million Man Marches in the mid-1990s and in 2015, and the election of Barack Obama as the first Black male President of the U.S., the image of Black males inside and outside educational institutions and communities has continued to change, ushering in ever-evolving perspectives of those masculinities. Scholars also have a breadth of new resources available to further analyze and explore the topic of Black masculinities.

The aim of this course is to help students acquire knowledge and analytical skills about a gender category and to familiarize them with the field of critical masculinity studies about Black males. Through scholarly readings in men's studies, feminist and masculinity theory, queer theory, Black studies, film screenings, and guest speakers presenting on the topic, this course will interrogate shifting images and understandings of Black males in education and society.

Course Prerequisite: African American Studies 100 and its USP equivalent; or African American Studies 101; or permission of instructor, Dr. Tony Laing (laingt@uwosh.edu).

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Spring 2018 Class Schedule.

 Contact Dr. Ron Rindo with advising questions.

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New Interim Director: Dr. Ron Rindo (Dept. of English)

 

Dr. Ron Rindo

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