AAS 495 - Senior Seminar
Section: 003 Advanced Research in African American and African Studies
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). (Capstone Course).
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
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Justice, identity, culture — such concepts have been central to African American and African Studies, and they have inspired reams of interesting scholarship. In this Honors section of DAAS's capstone course, we’ll explore these three concepts by reading influential scholarship from various disciplines, including literature, history, law, religion, sociology, education, cultural studies, gender studies, art history, and performance. Members of the DAAS faculty will also visit our class to discuss how their own research and teaching intersect with the issues that we’re exploring.

This advanced seminar will acquaint you with cutting-edge scholarship in African American and African Studies, enable you to hone your research and writing skills, and prepare you for graduate or professional study. It promises to be a challenging and exciting course.

Course Requirements:

Weekly writing assignments will enable you to produce a substantial piece of writing by the end of the academic term.

If you are participating in the DAAS Honors Program, you will draft approximately 25 pages of your honors thesis. If you are not writing an Honors thesis, you will produce a polished, 20-page essay that you might use as a writing sample for graduate applications and/or submit for the Walter Rodney Student Essay Prize Competition.

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AAS 495 - Senior Seminar
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001 (SEM)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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