CAAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 006 Diversity and Challenges to Democracy
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Other:
FYSem
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How do racial/ethnic inequalities affect possibilities for building community in a democratic society? Students will explore group identity, inequality, and community building in a democratic society, taking into account issues of power, conflict, coalition, and common ground. Emphasis will be placed on how these issues are dealt with in the U.S. presidential election as well as in case examples of ethnic/sectarian conflicts around the world. This course uses dialogue techniques for discussion within the class, exploration of the student's own social identity and the identities of their classmates, small group learning exercises, as well as reading and writing (two 15-page papers written in sections with feedback for revision). This course is part of two educational programs: The Michigan Community Scholars Program (a living-learning program located in Couzens Hall) and the Program on Intergroup Relations.

CAAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22118
Open
0
2MCSP Y1
 
2Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 001: Meets with Psych 120.008.
002 (SEM)
P
20224
Closed
0
2Y1
1Y1
3Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: The Crisis of the African American Male. Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only 1st-year students, incl those with soph std, may reg.
006 (SEM)
P
22556
Open
0
 
1CSP Bridge
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 006: Meets w/ Psych 120.004
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