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Fall 2018-2019
* AAS 201 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to the Study of African American Cultural Practices

Naomi Murakawa

As the introductory course required to concentrate or earn a certificate in African American Studies, this course examines the past and present, the doings and the sufferings of Americans of African descent from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the ways in which serious intellectual scrutiny of the agency of black people in the United States help redefine what it means to be American, new world, modern and post modern.

Sample reading list:
DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk
Meier, Negro Thought in America, 1880-1915
Wright, Native Son
Davis, Women, Race and Class
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
200 pages of reading per week.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20304 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A17   Enrolled:44 Limit:60
20305 P01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
23950 P02 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm M   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:7 Limit:12
23951 P03 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm Th   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
23952 P04 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:10 Limit:12
23010 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled