Stephanie E Smallwood
Examines special topics in American history.
The specific topic for this course will be "Blackness in Post-Civil Rights America." This reading and discussion course examines the varying configurations of blackness in America since the civil rights movement. Essentially, the course asks whether and how the civil rights revolution has transformed what it means to be black in the United States?
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This is a seminar: classroom time will be spent in structured discussion and debate focused on the weekly reading assignments
This course is best suited for upper division undergraduates, graduate students, or students otherwise comfortable with managing heavy reading/writing loads.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will consist of weekly readings (usually one book per week); 1-2pp. response papers on the assigned reading, and preparation of a 15 pp. paper