AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Section: 003
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a major.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course engages with literature, film and music that feature Black characters migrating between regions, countries and islands. We will study the many media; short stories, blues songs, films, plays and novels; through which African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans represented their movement in time and space from slavery to freedom, from South to North, and from island to mainland, through the 20th century down to the present. Black populations’ encounters with growing cities and new visual technologies, like films and photography, offered migrants numerous cultural experiences and venues for representing the conflicts, opportunities and challenges that accompanied the uprooting of families and traditions. Writers include Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Gloria Naylor and Paule Marshall, among others.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include short responses, in-class presentations, a midterm and final day of class exam. Be prepared to do in-class writing assignments without advance notice.

Intended Audience:

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AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
003 (SEM)
P
32392
Open
18
18Y1
11Enrollment Management
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
P
31964
Open
18
18Y1
11Enrollment Management
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
32706
Open
18
5Enrollment Management
5Y1
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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