AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Fall 2020, Section 006 - Say It Loud: Black Culture in America
Instruction Mode: Section 006 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a major.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Ma Rainey. James Baldwin. Nina Simone. Marvin Gaye. LeBron James, Beyoncé. Each of these individuals has been a critical part of an American cultural landscape in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The cultural work of each is also intertwined with larger political and social issues around race and the African American experience. In this seminar, we will analyze black expressive culture (such as in music, art, literature, and television) and black everyday culture (such as through hair, fashion, sports, and language). Focusing on the last century to the present, we will situate black culture within a historical context that includes segregation, discrimination, and racial violence, as well as organized protests, civil rights, and the politics of the hip-hop era. We will explore related historical issues at the University of Michigan. In our discussions of the past and present, we will seek answers to two broad questions: What is the relationship between black culture and the black historical experience? What is the relationship between “black” culture and “American” culture?

Course Requirements:

Exams and papers will be completed and submitted asynchronously. Oral presentations and participation will be synchronous.

Class Format:

This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Synchronous meetings will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to an internet connected computer, a camera and microphone.

Schedule

AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
003 (SEM)
 Online
34026
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6Enrollment Management
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
21874
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2
2Y1
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (SEM)
 Online
28587
Closed
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1Y1
3Enrollment Management
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
 Online
34016
Closed
0
2Y1
2Enrollment Management
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
007 (SEM)
 Online
31072
Open
5
3Enrollment Management
2Y1
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F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.

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