[[]] Course Assignment Materials

[[]] Syllabus Packet

[[]] Office Hours

[[]] Missed Class/Test Form

[[]] Instructions for the Essay

[[]] Films/Documentaries

[[]] AAS Readings List 

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


[[]] 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).


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

[[]] Famous trials in history

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).

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.

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.

  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)

A-Z Index of all UB websites

Miscellaneous Info (may or may not be relevant)


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