AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Fall 2021, Section 007 - African American Foodways
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
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.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course looks at the historical and cultural development of food provisioning within African American culture. We explore how certain foodstuffs become traditional through the multi-ethnic societies of the early United States as well as in more recent historical moments like the Great Migration, the Dust Bowl, and the Black Power Movement. We will work to connect these moments to the everyday spaces of African American life by examining how domestic science, retail catalogs, radio, and television contribute to the symbolic meanings of food. By the end of the semester, students will better understand the contexts within which African Americans debate the value of group identity through food.

Course Requirements:

Most assignments will be submitted asynchronously.

Class Format:

Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Synchronous weekly meetings will be conducted through Zoom or another similar platform. Students should have access to an internet connected computer, a camera and microphone.

Schedule

AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
30273
Open
2
4Y1
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
30276
Open
2
2Y1
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
20562
Closed
0
 
2Y1
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
28232
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (SEM)
  Hybrid
36815
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
39403
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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