AAS 495 - Senior Seminar
Section: 002 Exploring the History and Future of Black Student Activism and U-M
Term: WN 2017
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
20.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). (Capstone Course).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course is a research seminar on Detroit-based activists James and Grace Lee Boggs and the history of Detroit during the second half of the 20th century. As both activists and thinkers, the Boggses helped to shape the radical stream of the postwar black freedom movement. They also were pivotal figures in Detroit grassroots political struggles. Through their four decades of marriage and political partnership, Grace and James Boggs analyzed and participated in a range of social movements and struggles—from the socialist Left, to the Black Power movement, to rebuilding America’s post-industrial cities, among others. We will explore their ideas and activism as a way to better understand Detroit’s recent history.

Course Requirements:

The primary requirement for this course is an original research paper based on primary sources. In addition, the following is expected of all students: timely completion of reading assignments; consistent participation in class discussions; a rough draft of your research paper; and two short writings assignments.

Intended Audience:

This section of AAS 495 is the HONORS Section.

Class Format:

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AAS 495 - Senior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24183
Open
10
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
22339
Open
5
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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