Dec 02, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College 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 construct appropriate and defensible reasoning in order to draw conclusions on the deficit praxis orientation and ameliorative frameworks of choice in studying Black males
2. Students will be able to identify and define the following concepts –Heteronormativity, Toxic (Hegemonic) Masculinity, and Patriarchy in relationship with Black males  
3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the context and complexity of the issues within Black Male Studies- in particular: C.R.I.S.H.I.S. (Constructed Racialized Identity Sustained Hegemonically In Systems) 
4. Use critical thinking skills to understand the effects of race, class, and gender on society
5. Develop a deeper understanding of Black males' ontological perspectives    as well as learning about their societal perspectives
6. Exercise social responsibility and decision-making that values the various ideologies, orientations, cultures and backgrounds of Black males
7. Research and develop effective strategies that work toward dismantling the hegemonic praxis bequeathed to Black males in our U.S. society

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