AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Section: 016 Translations of Blackness: Race, Identity, and the African Diaspora
Term: FA 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The African Diaspora refers most literally to the dispersal of people from Africa. But beyond this general definition, what does that concept tell us about Blackness? How does Blackness in the U.S. relate to blackness in the Dominican Republic? Great Britain? Brazil? In this course, we will explore meanings of Blackness in various contexts, thinking about how ideas of race and nation change across space and time. With African Americans at the center of our analysis, we will be regularly discussing racial identity through a global and comparative approach.

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
37837
Open
8
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
002 (DIS)
P
44641
Open
2
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
003 (DIS)
P
37839
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
004 (DIS)
P
37841
Open
1
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
005 (DIS)
P
37843
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
006 (DIS)
P
37845
Open
2
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
007 (DIS)
P
37847
Open
0
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230.007.
008 (REC)
P
37849
Open
2
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
009 (LEC)
 
46409
Closed
0
 
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
46410
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
46411
Closed
0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
46412
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
46413
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
014 (DIS)
P
46415
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
015 (DIS)
P
46416
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
016 (REC)
P
48455
Open
7
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 037570504X
Breath, eyes, memory [a novel], Author: Edwidge Danticat, Publisher: Vintage Books 2. Vintage 1998
Required
ISBN: 0521001358
Reversing sail a history of the African diaspora, Author: Michael A. Gomez, Publisher: Cambridge U.P. 1. publ. 2005
Required
ISBN: 0374531153
Lose your mother : a journey along the Atlantic slave route, Author: Saidiya Hartman., Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1st pbk. e 2008
Required
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