AAS 201 - Introduction to Afro-American Studies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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This course provides an interdisciplinary overview and introduction to the area of Afro-American Studies. Historical, political, sociocultural, and behavioral perspectives are brought to bear on the analysis of the Black American experience. Specifically, the course intends to (1) Introduce students to the corpus of knowledge characteristic of the Afro-American Studies disciplinary perspective; (2) Consider salient issues, debates and critiques in the area; (3) Survey the Black American experience with emphasis on current social, political, and economic developments; and (4) Encourage the development of greater insight into the Black American experience.

AAS 201 - Introduction to Afro-American Studies
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 1594201501
Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Author: Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi., Publisher: Penguin Press 2008
ISBN: 0307594165
Home, Author: Morrison, Toni., Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf 2012
ISBN: 0385473761
Twilight : Los Angeles, 1992 : on the road : a search for American character, Author: Anna Deavere Smith., Publisher: Doubleday 1st ed. 1994
ISBN: 9780679757948
Crossing the river, Author: Phillips, Caryl (1958- )., Publisher: Vintage Books 1995
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