AAS 290 - Selected Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 004 Hoop Dreams: Race and Basketball in America
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Class Misc Info:
Meets 10/24/18 - 12/11/18. (Drop/Add deadline=11/06/18.).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

From its first appearance in a school gymnasium in Massachusetts in 1891 until today, the game of basketball has proved to be both an arena, and a bellwether, for the expression of larger social issues and trends in American life, especially with regard to race. Not only has the game itself changed significantly during the past century, but so have the styles, ethos, and aspirations of those who play it. Ranging across the entire history of the sport, this course will focus on basketball's own particular racial narrative, highlighting not only the immense African American contribution to the development of the game, but also basketball's ever-changing role in American society.

Course Requirements:

Regular attendance, active participation in class discussions, and keeping up with the reading for the course are all both expected and essential. Students will also write essays and take a final examination.

Intended Audience:

This course is geared towards students who have interests in Afroamerican, African, and/or Caribbean studies. The course satisfied the 200-level area course requirement for DAAS majors and minors.

AAS 290 - Selected Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
003 (SEM)
3Fr or So
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
004 (SEM)
5Fr or So
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 9780446517348
Fab five : basketball, trash talk, the American dream, Author: Mitch Albom., Publisher: Warner Books 1993
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780062309334
In my skin : learning to let go, hold on, and be me., Author: Brittney Griner with Sue Hovey., Publisher: Harpercollins First edit 2014
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780316244619
The secret game : a wartime story of courage, change, and basketball's lost triumph, Author: Ellsworth, Scott,
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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