AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 008 Europe and the Black Diaspora
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This lecture-based class surveys Black history in an overlooked place: Europe. Approximately 8-10 million people of African descent call Europe home. Their lives as Britons, French, Germans, Italians, Russians, or other nationalities reveal fascinating stories of globalization, transnationalism, migration, and cultural contact. Public conversations in Europe frequently present Black people on European soil as a new phenomenon, and call the current migration of African refugees to Europe a “crisis.” But the purpose of our class is to learn that people of African descent have always been a part of European history. Beginning in the medieval era, this course will trace black migration to Europe over the past seven centuries, tackling historical events such as the Enlightenment, the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism, and the rise of nationalism along the way. The course also carries a significant digital humanities component: together we will learn digital mapping technologies to create our own map of Black Europe.

Course Requirements:

An exam, an essay and a digital mapping project.

Intended Audience:

History, DAAS, PICS students and all others!

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
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31972
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Note: This course will meet in Detroit. Transportation will be provided.
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31971
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (SEM)
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31778
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31780
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32716
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36173
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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