AAS 111 - Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

AAS 111 is a team-taught course that introduces students to the study of Africa and its Diaspora in the Americas and West Indies, as well as Europe. The course takes a multimedia, interdisciplinary approach to a range of historical, literary, artistic, religious, economic, and political questions crucial to the understanding of the experiences of people of African descent. Using maps, films, the visual arts, music, important historical texts, and contemporary writings, the course will focus on four major themes:

  1. migration and the middle passage
  2. slavery and resistance
  3. segregation, colonialism, and freedom movements
  4. comparative dimensions of race.

A course website with the syllabus, schedule, announcements, and additional information is accessible at: https://ctools.umich.edu.

Course Requirements:

  1. Regular class and section attendance is crucial to success in this course. Students are held responsible for the assigned readings, any assigned section writing assignments, and for taking part in section discussions (20%)
  2. A midterm exam
  3. One five-page essay
  4. A final exam

The essay and exams will be based on lectures, discussion sections, films, and readings.

Intended Audience:

This course is appropriate forboth concentrators and non-concentrators. Concentrators should complete this course by the sophomore year.

Class Format:

The course will meet in a lecture and audio/film format twice a week, with one discussion section per week.

AAS 111 - Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
10785
Open
77
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
10786
Open
7
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
10787
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
10788
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
10789
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
25409
Open
2
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
25410
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 9781405849425
Sundiata : an epic of old Mali, Author: D.T. Niane ; translated by G.D. Pickett ; with extra material by David Chappell, James A. Jones., Publisher: Pearson Longman Rev. ed. 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780521001359
Reversing sail : a history of the African diaspora, Author: Michael A. Gomez., Publisher: Cambridge U.P. 1. publ. 2005
Required
ISBN: 0451528247
The classic slave narratives, Author: edited and with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr, Publisher: Signet Classics 2002
Required
ISBN: 9780521182508
The Atlantic slave trade, Author: Herbert S. Klein., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2nd ed., N 2010
Required
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