University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Spring Social Work undergraduate electives- open to all undergraduates

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2016 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information, UB Curriculum

SW 401A Black Masculinities

This course concerns the exploration of Black masculinity and the various policies that shape how Black male identity is viewed in America and how those policies shape the gendered perspectives/behaviors of the Black male. Consistent with an interdisciplinary approach the course will focus on a number of domains that impact Black men such as the prison industrial complex, poverty, violence, education and draw from a number of disciplines such as social work, history and sociology. We start our consideration of this topic with an examination of the institution of slavery in America between the 17th century and the beginning of the 20th century which set the foundation for Black masculinity in America. Theories that aim to explain Black male outcomes will be incorporated throughout the course.

Wednesdays from 9 to 11:50am

319 Filmore

3 Credits

Registration #: 23191

Instructor: Christopher St. Vil

SW 401B Introduction to Black Male-Female Relationships: A Historical and Contemporary Analysis

This course will introduce students to the historical and contemporary issues facing black male-female relationships. Through this course students will use a trauma informed perspective to 1) develop an understanding of the historical and contemporary context of black male-female relationships 2) assess intervention strategies and 3) propose their own solutions for addressing these pressing issues.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 12:20pm

138 Bell Hall

3 Credits

Registration #: 23331

Instructor: Noelle St. Vil