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AFRICAAM 20A: Jazz Theory (MUSIC 20A)

Introduces the language and sounds of jazz through listening, analysis, and compositional exercises. Students apply the fundamentals of music theory to the study of jazz. Prerequisite: Music 19, consent of instructor, or satisfactory demonstration of basic musical skills proficiency on qualifying examination on first day of class. This class is closed by design. Please register on the waitlist and show up on the first day of class to receive a permission number for enrollment.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
Instructors: Nadel, J. (PI)

AFRICAAM 37: Contemporary Choreography: Chocolate Heads 'Weather Simulator' Performance Project (DANCE 30)

An interdisciplinary project-based class to develop dance technique, collaborative choreography, and associated visual and musical arts. We invite dancers, movers, and emerging creators of all styles and backgrounds. The Autumn 22-23 project will focus on creating a "weather simulator" as a vehicle to explore the relationship between weather and human social life. We will use improvisational scores, meteorological data, gaming and machine learning strategies to both become weather and respond to weather. Through this poetic simulator, we will devise a collective way of thinking about our survival and our creative agency. How does weather change our way of being? How is the weather affected by human behavior on earth? In an unpredictable world of climate catastrophes, how can our simulator inspire hope through collective imagination grounded in science? The Chocolate Heads will continue the practice of creating intermedia performances using dance, film projection, technology, and live music. We are seeking interdisciplinary artists in dance, poetry, music, graphics, video and AI. All levels of experience are welcome. WEEK 1: TU 9/27--Introduction to the Project & CHs Band; THU 9/29--1st Audition Workshop. Contact Instructor (Aleta Hayes, ahayes1@stanford.edu) for more information.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Hayes, A. (PI)

AFRICAAM 80Q: Race and Gender in Silicon Valley (CS 80Q)

Join us as we go behind the scenes of some of the big headlines about trouble in Silicon Valley. We'll start with the basic questions like who decides who gets to see themselves as "a computer person," and how do early childhood and educational experiences shape our perceptions of our relationship to technology? Then we'll see how those questions are fundamental to a wide variety of recent events from #metoo in tech companies, to the ways the under-representation of women and people of color in tech companies impacts the kinds of products that Silicon Valley brings to market. We'll see how data and the coming age of AI raise the stakes on these questions of identity and technology. How can we ensure that AI technology will help reduce bias in human decision-making in areas from marketing to criminal justice, rather than amplify it?
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP
Instructors: Lee, C. (PI)

AFRICAAM 105: Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies

This course situates the study of Black lives, known interchangeably as African American Studies, Black Studies, Africana Studies, or African Diaspora Studies, within the context of ongoing struggles against anti-Black racism. We will explore the founding principles and purposes of the field, the evolution of its imperatives, its key debates, and the lives and missions of its progenitors and practitioners. In doing so we will survey, broadly and deeply, the diverse historical, political, social, cultural, and economic experiences and expressions of the African Diaspora.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-EDP

AFRICAAM 108: Islam in West Africa Beyond Decolonization (GLOBAL 108, GLOBAL 308, RELIGST 208X, RELIGST 308X)

This course will survey the history of Islam and Muslim societies in West Africa through the beliefs, practices, writings, stories and poems of Sufi scholarly sages. The course will focus on the Islamic intellectual and spiritual tradition of West African `ulama (scholars) with specific focus on the most widespread Sufi traditions in the region: the Qadiriyya, the Tijaniyya and the Muridiyya. We will explore the general themes of politics, mysticism, state formation, warfare and revolution, gender and ethnic dynamics, colonial constructions of religious identity, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and contemporary diasporic communities. This course will involve primary source readings of West African Muslim scholars and will center the question of decolonization.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5

AFRICAAM 121N: How to Make a Racist (CSRE 21N, PSYCH 21N)

How does a child, born without beliefs or expectations about race, grow up to be racist? To address this complicated question, this seminar will introduce you to some of the psychological theories on the development of racial stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Together, these theories highlight how cognitive, social, and motivational factors contribute to racist thinking. We will engage thoughtfully and critically with each topic through reflection and discussion. Occasionally, I will supplement the discussion and class activities with a brief lecture, in order to highlight the central issues, concepts, and relevant findings. We will share our own experiences, perspectives, and insights, and together, we will explore how racist thinking takes root. Come to class with an open mind, a willingness to be vulnerable, and a desire to learn from and with your peers. Students with diverse opinions and perspectives are encouraged to enroll.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP
Instructors: Roberts, S. (PI)

AFRICAAM 127: Health Impact of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse across the Lifecourse (FEMGEN 237, HUMBIO 124, SOMGEN 237)

(Human Biology students must enroll in HUMBIO 124 or AFRICAAM 127. Med/Grad students should enroll in SOMGEN 237 for 1-3 units.) An overview of the acute and chronic physical and psychological health impact of sexual abuse through the perspective of survivors of childhood, adolescent, young and middle adult, and elder abuse, including special populations such as pregnant women, military and veterans, prison inmates, individuals with mental or physical impairments. Also addresses: race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other demographic and societal factors, including issues specific to college culture. Professionals with expertise in sexual assault present behavioral and prevention efforts such as bystander intervention training, medical screening, counseling and other interventions to manage the emotional trauma of abuse. Undergraduates must enroll for 3 units. To receive a letter grade in any listing, students must enroll for 3 units. This course must be taken for a letter grade and a minimum of 3 units to be eligible for Ways credit. Enrollment limited to students with sophomore academic standing or above. This course was formally HUMBIO 28 and has been changed to HUMBIO 124 as an upper division course.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-3 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP

AFRICAAM 128: Roots Modern Experience - Mixed Level (DANCE 128)

In this course students will be introduced to a series of Afro-contemporary dance warm ups and dance combinations that are drawn from a broad range of dance traditions of the African diaspora with a particular focus on Afro Brazilian, Afro Cuban and Haitian dance forms, modern dance techniques, and somatic movement practices. Our study of these dance disciplines will inform the movement vocabulary, technical training, class discussions, and choreography we experience in this course. Students will learn more about the dances and rhythms for the Orishas of Brazil and Cuba, and the Loa of Haiti. Dance combinations will consist of dynamic movement patterns that condition the body for strength, flexibility, endurance, musicality and coordination. Through this approach to our warm ups and class choreography, we will deepen our analysis and understanding of how African diaspora movement traditions are inherently embedded in many expressions of the broadly termed form known as contemporary modern dance.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)
Instructors: Smith, A. (PI)

AFRICAAM 138: Intersectional Feminisms (CSRE 133, FEMGEN 132, FEMGEN 332)

This course is focused on the feminist concept of intersectionality. As a mode of Black feminist thought, lived activist practice, and interdisciplinary research methodology, intersectionality allows us to think about overlapping forms of identity and the interlocking power structures that produce systematic oppression and discrimination. We will examine the origins and development of intersectional feminism and consider its far-reaching impact in social justice work and contemporary activist movements. As we learn the language, methods, and critiques of intersectionality, we will cover issues related to rights, ethics, privilege, and globalization while discussing social difference on micro- and macro-levels.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP
Instructors: Cruz, M. (PI)

AFRICAAM 158: RebeliĆ³n: Black Resistance in the Caribbean (COMPLIT 158, HISTORY 177C)

In 1978, Afro-Columbian artist Joe Arroyo recorded his hit song `Rebelión,' including lines such as "esclavitud perpetua," a reference to the 1452 Dum Diversas Papal Bull, and lines like "No le pegue a la negra," which evince a slave resistance based on a marital bond. This is an introductory course in Caribbean history with a focus on labor and rebellion. In this course, we will discuss slave revolts and revolutions in the Caribbean from the beginning of the Transatlantic Slave trade through present-day labor strikes in the Caribbean. Using Caribbean resistance music as the backdrop to many of our discussions, this course will engage with the metaphors and motifs found in riotous iconography, such as the machete (i.e. "El machete de Maceo," in Celia Cruz's 'Guantanamera'). Revolts covered include the 1500s slave revolts in Quisqueya, the Haitian Revolution, the 1843 La Escalera conspiracy in Cuba, the 1831 Christmas Rebellion in Jamaica, the Cuban Ten Years War, Little War, War of Ind more »
In 1978, Afro-Columbian artist Joe Arroyo recorded his hit song `Rebelión,' including lines such as "esclavitud perpetua," a reference to the 1452 Dum Diversas Papal Bull, and lines like "No le pegue a la negra," which evince a slave resistance based on a marital bond. This is an introductory course in Caribbean history with a focus on labor and rebellion. In this course, we will discuss slave revolts and revolutions in the Caribbean from the beginning of the Transatlantic Slave trade through present-day labor strikes in the Caribbean. Using Caribbean resistance music as the backdrop to many of our discussions, this course will engage with the metaphors and motifs found in riotous iconography, such as the machete (i.e. "El machete de Maceo," in Celia Cruz's 'Guantanamera'). Revolts covered include the 1500s slave revolts in Quisqueya, the Haitian Revolution, the 1843 La Escalera conspiracy in Cuba, the 1831 Christmas Rebellion in Jamaica, the Cuban Ten Years War, Little War, War of Independence, the 1959 Cuban Revolution, and present-day labor strikes in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We will review and study historical records as well as read monographs by authors C.L.R James and historians Hilary Beckles, Ada Ferrer, Gerald Horne, and Aisha Finch, among others. This course will be by application only. Interested students should email Dr. Rosa (mlrosa@stanford.edu) and cc Marina Machado de Oliveira (marimach@stanford.edu) with 1. A short statement on how your interests and experiences relate to the course, and your familiarity with Black Atlantic history. 2. A resume or CV. First-Year Students without a resume are encouraged to apply. No formal background in history is required
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP
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