AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Fall 2022, Section 010
Instruction Mode: Section 010 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will explore the history of Detroit, focusing on its transformation during the twentieth century and continued evolution as a majority-black city. The course is intended to clarify how the city’s past has created the conditions and circumstances of the present. Potential topics and themes to be examined in the course include (but certainly are not limited to): the histories of indigenous peoples in the region before the founding of Detroit; practices of slavery and abolition; the persistence and impact of racial and ethnic conflicts across time periods; the ways in which class conflicts have shaped the urban landscape and the workplace; the Great Migration and the social and political development of Black communities; the impact of immigration on Detroit’s social and political development; profiles of specific neighborhoods; musical traditions such as Blues, Jazz, Motown, Techno, and Hip Hop; the interplay between the auto industry and the urban environment; the on-going struggles over political power and for control of the city; and the changing ways the city is represented, both among its citizens and in the broader American consciousness.

While open to any U-M undergraduate student, this course is part of the full curriculum for students accepted into the Semester in Detroit Program. Students interested in this class might want to consider applying to spend the entire fall 2022 semester off-campus in Detroit

Schedule

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
25585
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
28954
Open
10
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
34542
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35241
Open
13
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: This section of this class will be taught at the UM Detroit Center. Transportation provided.
009 (SEM)
 In Person
35308
Open
9
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
35459
Open
8
 
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W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: All classes will be taught at the UM Detroit Center. Transportation provided.
011 (SEM)
 In Person
35929
Open
8
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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