AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 002 Understanding Social Problems through Memoirs
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
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:

This course peers into the lives of famous and ordinary African Americans through intensive analysis of their memoirs. Most people remember good and bad aspects of their lives well enough to share them with others in everyday conversations. But memoirs represent individuals’ attempts to chronicle the most meaningful experiences of their lives. Some of these authors expose their lives to strangers as a cautionary tale, others as a model for achieving economic mobility, still others to document life’s obstacles that they’ve managed to overcome.

This course has three objectives:

  • to apply major theories about race, class, and gender to the ‘real life’ experiences of individuals,
  • to understand the variety of ways in which individuals construct social identities through their interactions with others, and
  • to deepen students’ understanding of inequality and its consequences.

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AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
18502
Open
4
3MCSP Y1
1Y1
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
27212
Open
1
1Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
28728
Open
1
1Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
P
28726
Open
3
2MCSP Y1
1Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
28731
Open
12
12Y1
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 1566398010
Paper son : one man's story, Author: Tung Pok Chin with Winifred C. Chin., Publisher: Temple University press 2000
Required
ISBN: 0812981154
Decoded, Author: Jay-Z., Publisher: Spiegel & Grau 2011 Spieg
Required
ISBN: 0143120581
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother., Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Required
ISBN: 1556520743
Assata an autobiography, Author: Assata Shakur ; [forewords by Angela Davis and Lennox S. Hinds]., Publisher: L. Hill Books PBK ED. 2001
Required
ISBN: 9781594201097
The golden road : notes on my gentrification, Author: Millner, Caille., Publisher: Penguin Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 0982702787
Transparent, Author: Lemon, Don, 1966-, Publisher: Farrah Gray 2011
Required
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