AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Winter 2021, Section 003 - African American History in Slavery and Freedom
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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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
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.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/19/21 - 4/21/21 (see other Sections below)
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This class explores the fascinating shift in Black history from slavery to freedom in the 1800s. Through the reading of memoirs, novels, and other books, we will explain Black experience under enslavement, the Civil War, emancipation, and the civil rights struggles of the late 19th century.

Intended Audience:

Primary: DAAS Majors and Minors with an interest in the subject of race, gender, and sexuality.

Class Format:

The classes will consist of brief background lectures, films and discussions. My online class will include both synchronous and asynchronous elements, but I will generally expect students to “attend” my class at its currently scheduled time.


AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
003 (SEM)
9Enrollment Management
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/19/21 - 4/21/21
004 (SEM)
9Enrollment Management
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/19/21 - 4/21/21

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