CLCIV 121 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Composition)
Section: 002 Africa, Race and Ethnicity in Ancient Mediterranean
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, FYWR
Other:
FYSem, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we suggest that the idea of Africa was fabricated in classical antiquity by non-African peoples. We shall study this idea of Africa as it relates to questions of identity, race, and ethnicity, both ancient and present. Readings are selected from ancient and modern texts, and include Herodotus, Aristotle, Tacitus, Appiah, Said, Isaac, and Obama.

CLCIV 121 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Composition)
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
29347
Closed
0
1Y1
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (REC)
P
29348
Closed
0
4Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


Note:
Please purchase Said, Orientalism, in the 25th anniversary edition, published in 2003, with the author's preface dated 2003 on p. xxx, and afterward dated 1994 on p. 352.
ISBN: 039474067X
Orientalism, Author: Edward W. Said., Publisher: Vintage Books 25. annive 1979
Required
ISBN: 9780140440348
The histories, Author: Herodotus., Publisher: Penguin Books 1981
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780192802484
African history : a very short introduction, Author: John Parker, Richard Rathbone., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1400078784
Travels with Herodotus, Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski ; translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 2008
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780199206582
Geopolitics : a very short introduction, Author: Klaus Dodds., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2007
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780691116914
The invention of racism in classical antiquity, Author: Isaac, Benjamin H., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2004
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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