BLACK GEOGRAPHIES SUMMER SCHOOL

SUMMER 2021

Earn six UC Berkeley credits through two co-requisite courses offered by Professors Jovan Scott Lewis and Brandi Thompson Summers.

The summer school is an intensive three-week program open to UC and non-UC students,and especially community members, where students work and think in tandem with the two instructors five days a week. 

 Enrollment in both classes is required.

BLACK GEOGRAPHIC THOUGHT

Jovan Scott Lewis

 

Summer Session E

3 weeks, July 27 - August 14

M, TU, W, TH, F

9:00 am - 11:59 am

 

GEOG 105 001 - SEM 001 

Class #:15488

Units:3

Black Geographies considers the concept of geography to examine multiple subjective orientations through engaging critical race, black feminist, diaspora and queer studies. Reading key text selections, the course will cover various approaches to the geographical categorization of blackness through two organizing frameworks. In the first, the ‘black geographic,’ ‘geography’ serves as  a productive analytic for  examining the lived experiences, conceptual limits, and theoretical purchase of blackness through the reading of some seminal and contemporary texts by black geographers. The second, ‘geographic blackness,’ considers how blackness as a modality of analysis, in turn, gives insight and shape to the discipline of geography through texts by non-geographers that engage or invoke geographic themes. 

THE BLACK CITY:OAKLAND

Brandi Thompson Summers

 

Summer Session E

3 weeks, July 27 - August 14

M, TU, W, TH, F

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

GEOG 104 001 - SEM 001 

Class #:15487

Units:3

Over the past twenty years, Oakland has experienced considerable racial and economic restructuring. Oakland’s formerly prominent black population has dwindled precipitously, as the city lost nearly 25% of its black population since 2010. Cultural institutions, like churches, barbershops, blues clubs, and restaurants that once served its vast working-class population were replaced by trendy shops and hipster outlets. Students will engage the sense of loss and possibility arising in the city as they participate in a series of in-class workshops to learn various field methods. They will also work in neighborhoods with community leaders and groups to document residents’ valued places and how these places have changed over time.

UC Berkeley students can now add summer classes in CalCentral 

Application for UC students from other campuses is open

Application for other students and the general public opens

February 18, 2021

When enrolling use the course numbers 15488 and 15487

APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 22ND AND JUNE 17 FOR THOSE REQUIRING I-20 FROM UC BERKELEY

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