AAST 203:
the african american family in the United states


Course Description


This course will discuss the sociocultural, political, and economic factors that shape the black/African-American family. The course will be divided into three parts; first, students will be lead to investigate “common sense” around what it means to be black/African-American and what we mean by “family.” Next, we will discuss and evaluate the major theories around the black/African-American family. Finally, we will spend the rest of the semester discussing the major influences on the contemporary black/African-American family.

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Course Information

3 hours. Same as SOC 203. Prerequisite(s): AAST 100 or SOC 100 or consent of the instructor.

Requirements Met

Individual and Society course
US Society course


Race, Politics & Institutions
Diasporic & Transnational Studies

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