CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 002 Afro-American Autobiography
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Class Misc Info:
This class meets the American Literature and New Traditions requirement for English concentrators.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will survey autobiographies composed by black Americans during the last four decades. Ultimately, our goal will be to examine what features – thematically, formally, and otherwise – these texts can be said to have in common to justify their grouping under the rubric “contemporary Black American autobiography,” and how they speak to and about the racial first principles and larger societal forces that dominated both the times in which they were set and the current national scenes.

Course requirements: two papers (including a 10-15 page final essay); midterm examination; weekly writing on the reading; frequent quizzes; and active class participation.

CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11120
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Section 001: Meets with Epid 666
002 (SEM)
P
18465
Open
16
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section 002: Meets with English 435.001
003 (SEM)
P
18878
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 003: Meets with AC 498.
004 (SEM)
P
20818
Open
23
 
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 004: Meets w/ RC 461 This course is part of the Semester in Detroit program and will meet at UM Detroit Center (non Semester in Detroit Students may enroll in the class, but they must be able to attend class at the Detroit Center; there will be no class meetings on campus).
005 (SEM)
P
18924
Open
32
 
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Section 005: Meets with Anthro 447
007 (SEM)
P
29533
Open
11
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
31027
Open
6
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 008: Meets w/ AC 498.002.
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