RCIDIV 350 - Special Topics
Fall 2020, Section 003 - Detroiters Speak
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Interdivisional (RCIDIV)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In this 8-week course, Detroiters Speak, students will learn about the city’s history and culture from its people. A free university shuttle will bring students to the U-M Detroit center, where they will attend public discussions with Detroiters moderated by University of Michigan faculty. Each week, brief required readings from newspapers and other sources will provide students with an introduction to each topic, so they may post thoughtful questions for moderators and guests to consider. Students will reflect on each speaker presentation in a short blog post to CANVAS and in a discussion-based final presentation at the end of the course.

Specific Objectives

Explore Detroit’s history and culture through text, dialogue, music, and visual and oral storytelling. Pose, reflect on, and discuss critical questions or observations about the dynamic City of Detroit.

Class Format:

Course will be offered entirely online; meeting dates and speakers TBA


RCIDIV 350 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
Th 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Partial Term 10/19/20 - 12/8/20
003 (LEC)
Th 7:00PM - 9:00PM
8/31/20 - 12/8/20
004 (LEC)
W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Partial Term 10/19/20 - 12/8/20

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