Fall Course: I’ll be teaching AAS 245: History of African Americans in the Wednesday 6-8:40 PM time slot if anyone’s interested. Section H81, course code 57646. It meets the “US Experience in its Diversity” core requirement. It is not writing intensive.
UPDATE ON FIRST WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT:
- If you were able to complete it, please send it via email. (See the contact info on the right.)
- For those unable to complete it because your assigned fieldwork spot is closed–hang on. There will be an alternate assignment instead
- See the revised schedule on the syllabus page
- ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENTS COMING BY FRIDAY 4/16
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Instructions for this week: Read the presentation by your classmates and listen to my lecture (it’s about 22 minutes long) then comment on Wilson’s chapter. In chapter 8, Wilson outlines a framework for how the ruling class uses its influence over governmental processes to its advantage in running the society.
This week’s presentation:
Student Presentation by Esme, Bereket, and Janette
This week’s audio lecture:
It’s approximately 22 minutes long. Play it in your browser by pressing the arrow below. Try it in a different browser or on a laptop/desktop computer if it doesn’t play–especially on mobile devices–and please report any problems to me.
Comments on posts:
You’ll notice the “Leave a Comment” button is now active below. Here’s how it’ll work: you can use these to discuss points raised here. A few points:
- Your first comment will have to be approved by me: after that, you can comment without approval
- Comments section will only be open to enrolled students
- You have to leave your name (enter as first name and last initial only) so a) I can make sure only people in the class are commenting and b) you get credit for the comment
- Remember to be respectful, especially when responding to classmates
To ‘participate’ in the class, I’d like to see everyone 1) post a substantive comment of their own based on either Wilson’s chapter, the presentation, or my lecture using some of the questions raised. conversation prompts, and 2) to respond thoughtfully to someone else’s comment—not just agree/disagree, but add on evidence or ask a follow-up question. It’s fine with me if conversation continues in a thread as long as it does, but two responses showing a clear engagement with the reading will count for being ‘present.’ Does that make sense? You have until next Wednesday to write those two comments for credit. The comment section closes after 14 days.