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Ethnic Studies (ES)
104 Alder Building, 541-346-0900
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  ES 250   Intro African-Amer Stu >2 >AC 4.00 cr.
Focuses on historical, cultural, and social issues in African America and surveys scholarship in African American studies.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Luk SE-mailHomepage
Office Hours: 0000 - 0001 MTWRF Winter 2022: By appointment only.
Course Materials
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  42448 32 40 1400-1550 mtwrf
191 ANS Luk S  
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
July 25:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
July 26:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded)
July 27:   Last day to change to or from audit
July 27:   Add this course
July 27:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
July 31:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
August 2:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
August 10:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
August 10:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
ES 250 is not designed to give a history of the African American experience; rather, it is an introduction to the specific field of race studies that has centered on, and been largely developed by, African Americans. As an introduction to the field, the course covers a fair amount of intellectual history, from turn-of-the-twentieth-century debates over the nature and trajectory of black politics to more recent intellectual and political developments, such as the growing critique of the prison industrial complex. As demanded by the interdisciplinary nature of the field of African American Studies, this course relies on a range of historical, literary, ethnographic, visual and aural texts and makes comparisons with other racialized groups in the United States. Topics include slavery, segregation and disfranchisement, migration and urbanization, popular cultural representations, black nationalism and internationalism, civil rights and black power, and African American cultural production. This course will also provide necessary foundations for students wishing to pursue more disciplinarily-focused advanced courses.
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