AAS 495 - Senior Seminar
Winter 2020, Section 003 - Black Activism and Black Studies
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). (Capstone Course).
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
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This course is a research seminar on Detroit-based activists James and Grace Lee Boggs and the history of Detroit during the second half of the 20th century. As both activists and thinkers, the Boggses helped to shape the radical stream of the postwar black freedom movement. They also were pivotal figures in Detroit grassroots political struggles. Through their four decades of marriage and political partnership, Grace and James Boggs analyzed and participated in a range of social movements and struggles—from the socialist Left, to the Black Power movement, to rebuilding America’s post-industrial cities, among others. We will explore their ideas and activism as a way to better understand Detroit’s recent history.

Course Requirements:

The primary requirement for this course is an original research paper based on primary sources. In addition, the following is expected of all students: timely completion of reading assignments; consistent participation in class discussions; a rough draft of your research paper; and two short writings assignments.

Intended Audience:

This section of AAS 495 is the HONORS Section.

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AAS 495 - Senior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/8/20 - 4/21/20
002 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/8/20 - 4/21/20
003 (SEM)
 In Person
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
1/8/20 - 4/21/20

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