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AFAM 190 African American Studies

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    Oct 16, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    If I were a student looking for a general way to become acclimated with other cultures, I would definitely suggest Mrs. Martha Sales for African American Studies. This was one of the best classes I took during my undergraduate career. I did not only learn more about my own culture, but I also learned more about how different cultures impact the African American culture.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a true understanding of the African American culture from this course. I loved the way that this professor took the time to help us gain a deep understanding, not just an understanding of the subject. In this course there were several students who were not African American who attended the class. I loved that this professor made us all feel equal. There was no bias expressed towards those who were not already "familiar" with the content. One of the biggest highlights from this course was the group discussions that we had each day about a certain topic. It was great to be able to openly discuss such a sensitive topic.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed in this class it was necessary to attend class and to arrive on time. It was also necessary to participate in group discussions. There were not several assignments, so your participation in group discussions heavily impacted your grade.

    • Spring 2012
    • MARTHASALES
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Jul 17, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The african american culture is so much more complex than Hip Hop and ebonics. This class not only opens your eyes to some of your own biases and prejudices but it changes the way you view race in America. It's definitely an eye-opening class that is both exciting and challenging.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was the knowledge that I gained from taking it. My professor was bold and unafraid of discussing challenging topics. He pushed me and all of my classmates to have open discussions and be honest with one another. I learned the difference between prejudices and racism. I learned that Ebonics is more complex than the English language although it is often viewed as a butchering of the English language. I also learned that many of the films I had come to view as "Black Films," were actually written, cast, and directed by non-african americans.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed, you should make sure to complete each reading prior to coming to class. I advise you to use your highlighter and highlight anything that shocks, interests, or excites you because it will make for a great discussion when you come to class. Also I'd encourage anyone that decides to take this class to be open-minded.

    • Summer 2017
    • Foster,S
    • Always Do the Reading Great Discussions Requires Presentations

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