AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 004 Race and American Higher Education
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
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.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This first-year seminar will explore various aspects of the American higher education enterprise that shape and are shaped by the nation’s complex history of race and racism. We will read critical historical and theoretical discussions of race and racism and examine their implications for higher education access, opportunity, and attainment with particular emphasis on policies and practices in colleges and universities. We will focus on the implications of race and racism in higher education institutions and the wider society as they impact and influence key constituencies such as students, faculty, and administrators in higher education. We will examine some of the major historical and contemporary challenges and opportunities as they impact policies and practices, research and teaching, and the long-term impact on access, opportunities, and experiences of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities.

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AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
004 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Additional seminar readings will be made available via CTools or distributed in class.
ISBN: 0674008243
The problem of race in the twenty-first century, Author: Thomas C. Holt., Publisher: Harvard University Press 2. print. 2002
ISBN: 9780791452363
The racial crisis in American higher education : continuing challenges for the twenty-first century, Author: ed. by William A. Smith, Philip G. Altbach, and Kofi Lomotey., Publisher: State university of New York press Rev. ed. 2002
ISBN: 9780807032855
Can we talk about race? : and other conversations in an era of school resegregation, Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum., Publisher: Beacon 1st ed. 2008
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