May 06, 2009

Dawson, Daniel Silver_nugget
[AFAS G4080] Maroon Societies

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

What a class! Think you know all about African American History? Then you haven't taken this class. I went to an elite high school and feel that I was cheated with the superficial coverage of African Americans and the slave trade. Professor Dawson is a highly recommendable professor with a wealth of knowledge in the field and experience. He is very approachable outside of the classroom. The subject matter should be required reading with an introduction at an elementary level. One of the better professors at CU and one of the most intellectually stimulating (and enjoyable) courses.

Workload:

Medium workload. Weekly readings with discussion questions (class is only once per week and 4 points -yes!). Take home mid term (5 to 7 pages) and final presentation/paper (10 pages)