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Topics: Black people
PROFESSOR ANDREA DAVIS
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES

Course: AP/HUMA 1300 9.0 Course Webpage: http://moodle.yorku.ca/

Term: Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Prerequisite / Co-requisite: none

Course Director

Dr. Andrea Davis
(416) 736-2100 x 55158
821 Kaneff Tower aadavis@yorku.ca webpage: http://www.yorku.ca/laps/huma/faculty.html
Course Consultation hours: Wednesday 11:30-1:00 pm

Teaching Assistants

Dr. Andrea Medovarsky
Ms. Maryann Buri
Ms. Jennifer Field
Ms. Zena Gopal
Mr. Alexander Manzoni
Ms. Jan-Therese Mendes
Ms. Mina Rajabi Paak

Times and Locations Lecture: Wednesday 2:30-4:30, Vanier College 135
Tutorial 1: Wednesday 4:30-6:30, HNE 036
Tutorial 2: Friday 10:30-12:30, Founders College 114
Tutorial 3: Wednesday 4:30-6:30, South Ross 123
Tutorial 4: Wednesday 11:30-1:30, McLaughlin College 049
Tutorial 5: Friday 12:30-2:30, Founders College 105
Tutorial 6: Thursday 8:30-10:30, ACW 003
Tutorial 7: Wednesday 10:30-12:30, TBA
Tutorial 8: Friday 10:30-12:30, South Ross 127
Expanded Course Description This course addresses the ways in which diasporic black peoples have responded to and resisted their enslaved and subordinated status in the Americas. Resistance is first addressed in relationship to slavery, but later in the course resistance is seen in a much broader context: in response to post-colonial and post-civil rights, and as an engagement of national, economic, cultural and social forces. Thus, resistance might be understood as a continuing legacy of black peoples' existence in the Americas. Resistance might, first, be read in relationship to European domination in the Americas and, second, to national and other post-emancipation forms of domination which force us to think of resistance in increasingly more complex ways.

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