CLASS HOME PAGE FOR  AAS 499 
OFFICE HOURS

[[]] Course Assignment Materials

[[]] Syllabus Packet

[[]] Office Hours

[[]] Missed Class/Test Form

[[]] Instructions for the Essay

[[]] Films/Documentaries

[[]] AAS Readings List 

[[]] Music--Jazz (origins/influences)

[[]] Newseum.org

[[]] UB Spectrum (student newspaper)

[[]] UB Undergraduate Advising Services

[[]] CAS Undergraduate Advising Services

[[]] A-Z index of all UB websites

[[]] Study Guides and Strategies (effective study habits, taking notes, overcoming test anxiety, writing research papers, test-taking tips, etc.)

[[]] Khan Academy (free video tutorials on math, science, economics, finance, etc.)

[[]] Race/racism in the News

[[]] Articles on Health

[[]] Choosing safe consumer products

[[]] Sleep and Sleeplessness

[[]] WolframAlpha (fact-based knowledge engine)

[[]] Food and Nutrition Information Center

[[]] Requesting Letters of Recommendation from me.

[[]]  Occupational Outlook Handbook (critically important information compiled by the U.S. government on almost any job career you can ever think of).

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Procedural democracy-related links you must also explore:

[[]] How laws are made in the U.S. 

[[]] Path to the Supreme Court (Chart)

[[]] U.S. Supreme Court Procedures

[[]] U.S. Supreme Court: Web site

[[]] The U.S. Judicial Process: The Federal Court System.

[[]] Legislation of the U.S. Congress (The Library of Congress Thomas web site)

[[]] Justice Denied.org

[[]] Famous trials in history


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 13
Posted 12/3/2019

Guys, please note:
(1) Topic for term paper assignment:
Describe the organic connection between race, class, and law in a capitalist democracy by (a) employing concepts from the document we have been studying this semester, and (b) using effective and compelling examples derived from the following sources:
(a) Film: Comprehending Race-II (Sections One and Two); and
(b) Film: Inside Job.
(2) Important: In your paper every concept must be defined, but in no more than two or three sentences in footnotes.
(3) I also strongly recommend that you go through this document available here to get an overview of this topic.
(4) Do NOT plagiarize anything; everything must be in your own words.
(5) Due Date: As per arrangement.


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 12
Posted 11/22/2019

Guys, please note:
(1) Homework for next week: Pages 45 through 50; 55 through 62.
(2) Instead of having a final exam, we will have an in-class essay. We need to talk about this when we meet next. A big part of your grade will depend on this assignment.
(3) All missed work must be completed.



ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 11
Posted 11/14/2019

Homework for next week:

(a) Pages 39 through 44.
(b)
Film: Inside Job. Available via this page: here.
(c) Item "b" in the next announcement below.
Please note: I am postponing my regular Monday office hours to Thursday (11/21, from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm). Wednesday office hours remain the same


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 10
Posted 11/8/2019

Homework for next week:
(a) Pages 31 though 38
(b) Film: Capitalism.
Available via this page: here.
(c) "Surplus Appropriation" defined on page 26.



ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 9
Posted 10/30/2019

Homework for next week:
(a) Continuation of (a) below: class, bourgeoisie, and capitalism.
(b) Continuation of pages 28 through 31.
(c) Make sure you study all images in these readings.




ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 8
Posted 10/22/2019

Homework for next week:
(a) Study these definitions in the course glossary: "class" (and all related terms on that page); "bourgeoisie," and "capitalism."
(b) Plus we will continue with everything on pages 23 through 31.
(c) Film: Food, Inc. Available via this page:
here.


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 7
Posted 10/10/2019

Homework for next week:
Study everything on pages 23 through 31


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 6
Posted 10/2/2019

Homework for next week:
Study everything on pages 18 through 22


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 5
Posted 9/27/2019

Homework for next week:

Study the textboxes for pages 6-17 --for this assignment only ignore the timeline and the pictures.


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 4
Posted 9/19/2019

Homework for next week:

Pages 6-17 --just study the timeline and the pictures (for this assignment only ignore the textboxes).



ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 3
Posted 9/12/2019

Homework for next week

Repetition of the homework in (a) below, but restrict the reading to the first five pages only--up to the beginning of the timeline. You must read everything and study all images.
 

ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 2
Posted 9/6/2019

Homework for next week

Please note:

(a) First 17 pages of item no. CRN-14 reading--> available via Part A (Readings)--> when the page comes up scroll down to CRN-14--> takes you to another page (Teaching Materials).

(b) I also want you to keep a separate notebook for this "course" and you will keep notes in it for assignments, discussion, etc. You can bring your notes to every meeting we have. At the end of the semester I will get the notebook from you and use it as one of the items to determine your grade.

(c) I won't assign you too much work for this independent study, but the main thing is that you must do it really well.

(d) Unofficial, but required title for this independent study: Political Economy of Race, Class, and Democracy.

ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 1
  e-mailed 8/28/2019

Homework for next week
Film: The Greenbook  (Available via Part I (Films)-->Section One-->No. G)
Concept: Jim Crow (Available via Part B--course glossary)






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