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Stephanie E Smallwood
HSTAA 490
Seattle Campus

Topics in American History

Examines special topics in American history.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Christine Park Pollock
Date: 01/29/2007