CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 003 Thinking about Race and Society
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Meet Together Classes:
Primary Instructor:

This seminar examines literature that aims at social scrutiny or a moral critique of American society. We will focus on the distinctive approach of the literary mind to social problems, such as poverty, racial injustice, gender and class inequality, and alienation. How do “ordinary” people respond in extraordinary circumstances?

Studying and reading authors as unique and diverse as Zora Neale Hurston, Flannery O’Connor, John Okada, Ralph Ellison, Sherman Alexie, James Baldwin, Philip Levine, Toni Morrison, Hisaye Yamamoto, Helena Maria Viramontes, Brian Ascalon Roley, and Arthur Miller, the course serves as an opportunity for students to reflect both critically and morally about their own lives. In that spirit, the literature acts as a springboard for students’ careers beyond these ivied walls.

We will rely primarily on close readings of fiction, essays, poetry, films, and documentaries.

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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