AAS 490 - Special Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 008 Race and "Black Indians"
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
2
Other:
Minicourse, Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Minicourse meeting 01/09/13-02/27/13. Drop/Add Deadline = 01/22/13. Students can make changes on Wolverine Access themselves.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing or permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This seven week mini course is a special winter 2013 offering for the LSA Theme Semester on Race. The course will introduce students to a range of issues and experiences related to the topic and identity category of “Black Indians.” Popularized in the 1980s by a book of the same title, the term “Black Indians” is often used to identify and describe people of mixed-race African American and Native American ancestry. It is also applied to people with strong bi-cultural connections across these groups who may or may not have Black and native “blood” ties. This class will explore and analyze three major aspects of our subject matter:

  1. historical contexts for the interactions of Africans, African Americans and Native Americans;
  2. personal experiences stemming from mixed race and bi-cultural Afro-Native identities;
  3. meanings and effects of “racial stories” that have been crafted and told about “Black Indians” over time.

Major themes and ideas that will emerge in our discussions include: indigeneity, European and U.S. colonialism, slavery, racial formation and racial hierarchy, mixed-race coupling and family making, tribal sovereignty, personal and community identities, and racial and cultural authenticity.

Intended Audience:

This is a combined short lecture/discussion course that is designed to function as an introduction to the subject matter. Students at all levels are welcome to enroll.

AAS 490 - Special Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25345
Open
12
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This mini-course is part of the Race Theme Semester and is open to ALL students, including first-years. You do NOT need upperclass standing or instructor permission to enroll in the course.
003 (SEM)
P
29890
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This mini-course is part of the Race Theme Semester and is open to ALL students, including first-years. You do NOT need upperclass standing or instructor permission to enroll in the course.
008 (SEM)
P
29938
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course is part of the Race Theme Semester and is open to ALL students, including first-years. You do NOT need upperclass standing or instructor permission to enroll in the course.
015 (SEM)
P
30172
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course is part of the Race Theme Semester and is open to ALL students, including first-years. You do NOT need upperclass standing or instructor permission to enroll in the course.
016 (SEM)
P
30174
Closed
0
 
-
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course is part of the Race Theme Semester and is open to ALL students, including first-years. You do NOT need upperclass standing or instructor permission to enroll in the course.
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