AAS 290 - Selected Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 001 Filming the Future of Detroit
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
2
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Meets March 31, 2014-Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (Drop/Add deadline=April 4, 2014.).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a rare opportunity to engage Detroit simultaneously from theoretical and practical perspectives, from the perspectives of music history, social history, architectural history, cultural anthropology, literature, and film…. We will read, we will write, and we will learn how to make films with the help of an award winning filmmaker from Berlin. We will approach Detroit from the perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, democracy, urbanization, suburbanization, industrialization, de-industrialization, emergency management, and the future. In thinking about the future, we will think about the extent to which Detroit is representative of American and other urban futures, and to what extent is the exception. We will also examine Detroit’s place in the world. How does it compare to Mumbai in India, Johannesburg in South Africa, and how does it compare to Berlin in Europe? Finally, we will work with a group of young people who live in and are growing up in Detroit. We will learn not only how to see Detroit from their perspectives, but also how to collectively produce films about it. The course will end in public screenings in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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AAS 290 - Selected Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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29139
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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MTuWTh 4:30PM - 6:30PM
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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