HISTORY 468 - Topics in U.S. History
Winter 2021, Section 003 - Black Intimacies
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected three times for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/19/21 - 4/21/21 (see other Sections below)
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In this course, students will explore the ways in which black feminist and black queer scholars, writers and artists have analyzed and articulated black intimacies in their work. Here black intimacies refers to black intimate life or the diverse erotic bonds, friendships, kinship formations and communal networks of people of African Descent. Course texts include (inter)disciplinary scholarship (history, literary studies, sociology, performance studies) and various forms of creative expression including novels, poetry, film and art.

Course Requirements:

Course assignments include weekly reflections and two paper assignments (a midterm paper of 5-8 pages and a final research paper of 12-15 pages).

Class Format:

This course will be taught synchronously and online.


HISTORY 468 - Topics in U.S. History
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003 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/19/21 - 4/21/21

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