AAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Fall 2020, Section 003 - DAAS IN ACTION
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Undergrad and Grad
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Description

*FOR FALL 2020, THIS 458.003 COURSE WILL COUNT AS A DAAS-In-ACTION COURSE REQUIRED FOR THE NEW DAAS MAJOR OR MINOR.* This course is a rare opportunity to engage Detroit simultaneously from theoretical and practical perspectives, from the perspectives of music history, social history, architectural history, cultural anthropology, literature, and film… We will read, we will write, and we will learn how to make films with the help of an award winning filmmaker from Berlin. We will approach Detroit from the perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, democracy, urbanization, suburbanization, industrialization, de-industrialization, emergency management, and the future. In thinking about the future, we will think about the extent to which Detroit is representative of American and other urban futures, and to what extent is the exception. We will also examine Detroit's place in the world. How does it compare to Mumbai in India, Johannesburg in South Africa, and how does it compare to Berlin in Eurpoe? Finally, we will work with a group of young people who live in and are growing up in Detroit. We will learn not only how to see Detroit from their perspectives, but also how to collectively produce films about it. The course will end in public screenings in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Class Format:

My online class will meet synchronously at its currently scheduled time.

Schedule

AAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
  Hybrid
34995
Open
13
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 Online
36293
Open
6
 
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F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
005 (SEM)
 Online
37599
Open
9
 
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TuTh 8:00AM - 9:30AM
013 (SEM)
 In Person
38868
Open
18
 
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F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
A001 (SEM)
 In Person
34272
Open
0
 
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W 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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