CAAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Section: 002 Early African American Literature: The Nineteenth Century
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Course Note:
This seminar introduces first-year students to the intellectual community of humanities scholars working in the field of Afroamerican and African studies. The topic of the seminar varies from year to year.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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:

The last decades of the 19th century (the 1880s and 1890s) are known in African American history as “the nadir” (low point). They witnessed the nation’s post-Civil War retreat from Black equality and the escalation of violence against African Americans. We will study how Black writers addressed racial inequality and violence in their short stories and novels, and how they viewed the role of literature in national debates over the possibilities of African American citizenship. In addition to substantive class participation, class assignments will include short responses and paper workshops.

CAAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
31641
Open
5
17Y1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
45060
Closed
0
5Y1
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
48838
Closed
0
17Y1
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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