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Spring 2011-2012
AAS 349 / HIS 465   No Pass/D/Fail

Liberating Literacy

Tera W. Hunter
Robert P. Moses


Seminar participants are invited to join the faculty in an examination of conspicuous and neglected narratives about the history and functions of public education in the United States. Our focus will be on education as a prerequisite for economic, political and personal freedom. Special attention will be given to how education was understood and pursued in antislavery and civil rights movements and to the impacts of mechanization, industrialization, globalization and information-based economies.

Sample reading list:
John M. Barry, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927
Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americ
Alfred Blumroson, Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies
James B. Conant, Slums and Suburbs
John Dewey, Democracy and Education
James D. Anderson, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: up to 250 pages per week; Written Reflections on Readings: 3-5 pages per week

Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43220 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:12 Limit:20