AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 003 Say it Loud: Black Culture in America
Term: FA 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Course Note:
This course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of topics and issues in American Studies in a seminar format from a Humanities perspective. It enables students to have contact with regular faculty in a small-class experience and to elicit their active participation in the topics under discussion.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The Afro. The zoot suit. Hip Hop. Ma Rainey. Boondocks. Aretha Franklin. James Brown. Each of these cultural items is tied not only to personal taste or entertainment value but also to larger political and social issues around race. In this course, we will analyze Black expressive culture (such as in music, art, literature, and television) and Black everyday culture (such as through hair, fashion, and language), and seek answers to two broad questions: What is the relationship between Black culture and the Black freedom struggle? What is the relationship between “Black” culture and “American” culture?

AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
40743
Closed
Wolv. Access
3Y1
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
45758
Open
Wolv. Access
7Y1
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
45288
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
48931
Closed
Wolv. Access
8Y1
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0912607009
Fire!! : a Quarterly Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists, Author: Wallace Thurman [Ed.]., Publisher: Fire Press 1985
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 067974472X
The fire next time, Author: James Baldwin., Publisher: Vintage International 1st Vintag 1993
Required
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