AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Winter 2022, Section 005 - Global Blackness
Instruction Mode: Section 005 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

Global Blackness could be used to address the complex forces shaping the idea of ‘becoming global’ and in so doing critically deepen the perspectives of Black diaspora. This course will concentrate on the lived experience of  Black people around the globe. In reading Global Blackness, we will start with these words “Black Lives Matter.” Since its inception in  the 2012 murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin,  Black Live Matter encapsulates the struggles of vulnerable Black people. Black Lives Matter can continually expand its reach and respond to injustices around the globe.

The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor — shot to death by police officers in her Louisville, Kentucky home — sparked the largest protests in U.S. history. Fifteen to twenty-six million people spanning racial, generational, and socioeconomic lines took to the streets to demand justice. Millions more stood in solidarity, from around the globe.

In this course, we will first define the concept “Blackness” and its ramifications around the world. Second, starting from the Americas, we will expand our examination of “Blackness” to other spaces (Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean) by reading literature, films as well as social media.

Schedule

AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
003 (SEM)
  Hybrid
26479
Open
8
8Y1
9Enrollment Management
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
36990
Open
2
9Enrollment Management
2Y1
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
37588
Open
2
1Y1
5Enrollment Management
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
41942
Open
13
14Y1
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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