RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Fall 2022, Section 011
Instruction Mode: Section 011 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

This course will explore the ways in which the seemingly simple practice of "walking" leads to multiple histories, including but not limited to: the history of land-rights and challenges to exclusion, including how class and race have shaped who is seen as a legitimate walker how "nature" is defined and by whom the history of walking as spiritual and political practices, from pilgrimages to mass trespasses changing environments as visible in the traces of walking as well as obstructions to walking cities as places of walking and the policing of walking military use of land walking and art and walking as art the “walking-industrial complex,” that is, walking as marketed and capitalized walking as work, visible and invisible and more, including the ways in which COVID may have drawn your attention to walking in new ways and how we might use that to think about walking and its histories.

The relation between “walking” and other words and what they signify will be explored. We will read some materials which cross national boundaries, and then focus for several weeks on the history and writing of walking in Britain, urban, rural, and in-between, including the histories of walls and laws, and with attention to differences within Britain as a case study which will also generate further topics, and continue with student-generated explorations that may use a variety of global locations and contexts.  The course requirements will include active participation in discussion of reading, films and other video material, art, music, and other material, small individual explorations to be posted online and discussed in class, and several papers.

Course Requirements:

There will be mix of short papers, online assignments, and a longer project which may take a variety of forms

Intended Audience:

All welcome, from as many different majors and colleges as possible.

Class Format:

Seminar

Schedule

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
 In Person
25434
Closed
0
 
4
Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
30404
Closed
0
 
4
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
25437
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
28567
Open
9
3RC Ugrd
1
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
28777
Open
14
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: All classes will be taught at the UM Detroit Center
011 (SEM)
 In Person
28953
Open
9
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (SEM)
 In Person
29363
Closed
0
 
2
Tu 5:30PM - 8:30PM

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