AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Reading Africa: Critical Perspectives on Popular Development Books
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a major.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course seeks to introduce students to everyday life in urban Africa. The course is designed to equip students with basic and useful knowledge about the how urban residents – rich and poor, newcomers and old-timers, young and old, men and women – negotiate the challenges of living in cities. This course focuses on networks, associational life, and relationships that are the ties that bind urban residents together. Social organization, religious belief and practice, ethnicity, economic and political systems, the arts, and popular culture are some of the topics we will explore. We will be approaching these themes from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including history, anthropology, literature, political science, sociology, and economics.


AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
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002 (SEM)
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003 (SEM)
 In Person

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