AAS 350(F) Significant Texts in the Social Sciences and Humanities: "The Souls of Black Folk," An Exemplar (Same as Philosophy 350)*
This course involves a thorough examination of a classic race relations text to explore its utility within and across the boundaries of the several disciplines of the social sciences and humanities. The focus is on the interdisciplinary meaning of 14 chapters in ...Souls... that signal the terms of analysis in the major disciplines that became standard in the academy during the pivotal twentieth century, including music, sociology, economics, politics, literature, and public policy. Readings cover the primary text and supplementary commentary to revisit the role of songs, poems, criticism, education, religion, leadership and other factors in individual and group development as these took form in W. E. B. Du Bois' analysis of race. Format: discussion. Requirements: class discussion, three research and writing assignments over the semester. Prerequisites: Students should have completed a basic or survey course in a relevant discipline. Enrollment limit: 25 (expected 25). Preference given to African-American Studies concentrators, seniors and juniors.
Hour: M. N. MORGAN