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[BC3006] Introduction to the African Diaspora

July 26, 2008

Glover, Kaiama Silver_nugget
[BC3006] Introduction to the African Diaspora

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Imagine sitting in a small, hot, over-crowded classroom in the late afternoon for two hours, two days a week. The petite black woman in front of you makes you feel unintelligent and inadequate every minute you are there. She speaks too fast for you to follow her with notes. She occasionally makes up words. You love EVERY minute of it. She is simply brilliant. She is one of three professors for whom I would give rave, unblemished reviews. You know when that kid brings raises her hand in class and brings up that book that's only mildly related to the subject matter and is probably not even originally in English? Glover knows it back to front. She is really passionate about the material. Following her thought process is pure entertainment because she is vivacious and funny. I would take any class with her given the opportunity.

Workload:

Quite a lot of reading, but you won't feel it's pointless. 2 response papers. Midterm and final.

April 04, 2007

Glover, Kaiama Silver_nugget
[BC3006] Introduction to the African Diaspora

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I loved this class! Prof. Glover is amazing. She is so articulate that you find yourself wanting to write down every word she says. The class had a good balance between her teaching/lecturing and people's own opinions. The reading was really interesting and provided a different side of history. The only thing is that I was always intellectually exhausted after the class, but it was worth it.

Workload:

Two 2-3 page response papers, a midterm and a final, and a fair amount of reading.

March 28, 2007

Glover, Kaiama Silver_nugget
[BC3006] Introduction to the African Diaspora

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She is absolutely brilliant. The class was two hours twice a week at a time in the afternoon when I would otherwise be napping and I was still hanging on her every word. Bring up any related text outside of the syllabus and she knows it back to front. You will learn so much from Professor Glover.

Workload:

Readings were often heavy. They are also very dull in the beginning of the semester but get much better. Two response papers, a midterm and a final which are basically spitting back information from lectures.

April 29, 2005

Glover, Kaiama Silver_nugget
[BC3006] Introduction to the African Diaspora

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Take this course! Professor Glove is extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and adept at stimulating interesting, provocative discourse among her students. I'm not particularly a fan of theory or philosophical-like texts, but I found the readings both engaging and accessible. Professor Glover makes the most of what could easily have been a boring, traditional intro course. Most classes are discussions about the readings (i.e., summaries of key points to know and further implications to the field of Africana Studies), with a few days of lectures.

Workload:

Moderate. Readings for every class range from 30-100pp. but most are interesting enough that you'll want to read them, and even if you don't you go over key points from the text in class, so you'll be able to understand the big picture. One response paper (2-3 pages) due for each half of the semester; thematic and informal. Two quizzes, midterm, and final, all thematic. Quiz - get 3 questions, answer 1. Exams - get 5 questions answer 2.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
AFSB / AFRS AFSB AFRS BC3006: Introduction African Diaspora Kaiama Glover 2011 Spring TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
AFSB / AFRS AFSB AFRS BC3006: Introduction African Diaspora Michael Ralph 2010 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
AFSB / AFRS AFSB AFRS BC3006: Introduction African Diaspora Maboula Soumahoro 2009 Spring TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
AFSB / AFRS AFSB AFRS BC3006: Introduction African Diaspora Kaiama Glover 2007 Spring TR / 4:10- 6:00 PM 1