HISTORY 196 - First Year Seminar in Social Sciences
Fall 2023, Section 002 - The Art of History: Hear Me Now--The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Requirements & Distribution:
Theme, FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This is an innovative course that will provide students with hands-on experience with an exciting museum exhibition that will be on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). That exhibition, “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina,” is a groundbreaking traveling exhibition that reexamines the role that African Americans played in the arts and industries of the antebellum south. The exhibition opened on September 9, 2022 at the Metropolitan Museum (The MET) in New York City and has been described by the New York Times as “revelatory.”

Students in the course will engage in team-based learning in faculty-led initiatives to engage in the extensive programming that will be a part of the exhibition throughout Fall Semester. This course is as one of the classes included as part of the LSA-Themed Semester focusing on Arts and Resistance. Students will work closely and collaboratively with UMMA staff to address issues related to ethics, redress, and best practices for museums and other institutions interested in displaying work that was originally produced by enslaved artisans.

Intended Audience:

First-year students

Class Format:

Team-based learning seminar


HISTORY 196 - First Year Seminar in Social Sciences
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
12Enrollment Management
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: Section 001: Born to Buy: The Making of the American Consumer
002 (SEM)
 In Person
12Enrollment Management
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: Section 002: The Art of History: Hear Me Now--The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina
003 (SEM)
 In Person
12Enrollment Management
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: Section 003: Sport and Spectacle under Socialism

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