Aug 09, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ES 224 - Black Male Studies: Lies, Literature, and Legacy

4 Credit(s)

Black Male Studies humanizes Black males and challenges the pathological accounts held about Black males. Furthermore, Black Male Studies attempts to impart nuance, problematize, and critically question the hegemonic characterizations of Black Males. This course will: (1) introduce students with 19th century ethnology, (2) explore the various accounts of the sexual violence of Black men during slavery and the Jim Crow period by white men and women, (3) utilize empirical findings concerning Black males' actual gender attitudes and activism concerning fatherhood in the 20th  and 21st century, and (4)  present the various terms and theories found within the literature as applied to the situation of Black males, such as social dominance theory,  C.R.I.S.H.I.S. (Constructed Racialized Identity Sustained Hegemonically In Systems), RBF (Racial Battle Fatigue).

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Students will be able to explain the context and complexity of the broad realities and individual experiences of Black males from various frameworks that empirically illustrate the realities of Black males
2. Students will be able to describe some of the real-life perspectives of Black males
3. Students will be able to define and identify the behaviors and structures of heteronormativity, toxic (hegemonic) masculinity, and patriarchy in relationship with Black males
4. Students will be able to construct appropriate and defensible reasoning in order draw conclusions on myths and negative stereotypes when studying Black males
5. Outline the effects of systems of class, race, and gender on society
6. Exercise socially responsibility and decision- making that values the various ideologies, orientations, cultures, and backgrounds of Black males
7. Students will be able to Illustrate, reason and research pathological tropes associated Black Males

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