ANSO 394 Black Sociology

Spring
4

This course examines the academic and public contributions of early Black sociologists, social scientists and intellectuals whose relevance and importance to academia have historically been excluded from narratives on the development of science in the United States. The works of persons like W. E. B. Du Bois and the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory, Ida B. Wells, Zora Neale Hurston, Augustus Granville Dill and other little-known scholars are analyzed. Students will gain the conceptual and theoretical tools to properly identify the contributions of Blacks to the sciences, analyze individual and structural racism/discrimination and develop skills to critically assess solutions to issues of race and racism in the United States.