AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 008 Frontiers and Fugitives
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we orient ourselves along the lines of latitude and longitude in order to track two critical ideas that are constitutive of American space and time: the frontier and the fugitive. Thus we will read works of literature that imagine the fundamental axis of American freedom to run from South to North, thereby opening a line of flight out of bondage. And we will also consider what happens when the axis is thought to run East to West, as a manifestation of destiny or displacement. Course requirements include active class participation, discussion posts, several short writing assignments and one longer research essay. Readings will span multiple disciplines, but will focus on the importance of literature and literariness as decisive variables in American definitions of freedom.

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
21488
Open
21
 
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MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: CAAS 358.001 meets with DANCE 348.001.
002 (SEM)
P
25762
Open
16
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
P
28528
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (SEM)
P
25763
Open
4
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Advisory prerequisite: Senior Standing
008 (SEM)
P
27516
Open
18
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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