Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Institute of African-American and African Studies
Office location and address
102 Amphitheater WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies
Reading, class discussion, and written assignments on a special topic in African-American and African Studies Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.
Allows students to work on an individual research project. Students must propose a topic to an appropriate faculty member, submit a written proposal for approval, prepare an extensive annotated bibliography on relevant readings comparable to the reading list of a regular upper-level course, and complete a research paper of at least 20 pages.
Beginning in the colonial and antebellum periods of American history and moving through the twentieth century into the twenty-first, this class will highlight the myriad approaches black women and men adopted to address shifting manifestations of racialized environmental injustice. At the foundation of the course will be an exploration of the environmental history of slavery in the United States.
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director.