AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Winter 2022, Section 004 - Black Women in the Archive
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a major.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Archives are important spaces where we preserve the past in order to understand the present and imagine the future. However due to ideas about Black people as being inferior and without a history worth remembering, their presence in “official archives” is scant, if their stories are there at all. And this is especially true for Black women. In this class we will draw on literature from Black feminist studies, Black studies, American studies, anthropology and history to understand the roots and reproduction of that absence. We will play a hands-on role in rectifying that absence through working with the historical materials of one 20th century Black woman activist. In this dual approach students will both learn methods of interdisciplinary research, working synchronously and asynchronously, and make a tangible contribution to advancing our understanding of Black women as producers of knowledge that can help us better comprehend the human condition, in the broadest possible terms.


AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
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004 (SEM)
 In Person
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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