Michael Jackson & Black History Online Video Course: 4-Lesson Online Video Course with Elizabeth Amisu
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From Remember the Time to They Don’t Care About Us…
Become a Michael Jackson and Black History expert with this Online Video Course with Elizabeth Amisu.
Earn an esteemed certification on Michael Jackson and Black History from the luxury of your home!
Appreciate the Afrocentricity in Michael Jackson’s music, short films and life and focus on one of the most successful black artists of all time. This in-depth 4-lesson online video course is part of Michael Jackson Studies*, a brand new field of research which uses the theories of film, music and culture, while at the same time entering the debates surrounding Michael Jackson’s creative works.
Celebrate Michael Jackson’s unique heritage as an African-American in this course, that will take your understanding of the cultural background of his work, so you can take your Michael Jackson and Black History knowledge to the next level, so you can use it to write, learn and gain a specific and detailed understanding that will benefit you, your family, friends, and the wider community of Michael Jackson fans and academics. And it’s suitable for those who are new to Michael Jackson, as well as seasoned fans.
Delve deeper and gain interesting perspectives on Michael Jackson and Black History. You can even teach others, use your learning to fuel a creative project, or write an academic article or essay for publication. Already taking a qualification? Use this course to boost your grade. Want to write about Michael Jackson and Black History professionally? This is a wonderful place to get started.
At the end of this online course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion, that’s suitable for framing. This demonstrates that you’ve taken extra training to understand Michael Jackson and Black History and all of its complexities, and underlines your preparation to teach Michael Jackson and Black History to others or give professional Michael Jackson and Black History lectures and seminars.
* A free digital companion to Michael Jackson Studies will be available to all participants via an online signup. So too will a whole season of exclusive and innovative podcasts from The Journal of Michael Jackson Studies.
About Your Expert Teacher, Elizabeth Amisu
Elizabeth holds B.A., M.A., and PGCE qualifications, is a lifelong teacher, who specializes in English literature, film studies and popular culture, and the author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, presenter of the podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation and editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Studies, among other works.
Elizabeth continues to teach thousands of people about Michael Jackson’s art through her writing, podcasting, courses and research.
Lesson One: Welcome and Introduction
Here’s a special welcome message from Elizabeth Amisu and an introduction to your Certified Michael Jackson and Black History Online Video Course. Enjoy re-listening to Michael Jackson’s music and watching his short films as you gain these important basics:
- The intention of this course
- What you’ll accomplish on this course
- How to prepare for the course and research
- The best sources to use to begin your study
Lesson Two: Michael Jackson in Africa
Throughout his creative career, Michael Jackson’s Afrocentricity was evident. This learning module provides a clear overview of Jackson’s black perspective and the debates around it including:
- Re-contextualizing Michael Jackson’s blackness
- Understanding negative concepts relating to Michael Jackson’s blackness
- Critical perspectives on Jackson’s blackness
- Jackson’s appreciation of Africa in Moonwalk
- Jackson’s 1991 visit to Africa and his biological African connection
- Why and how Jackson was crowned a king of the Ivory Coast
- The relevance of Michael Jackson’s coronation
- The history and culture of the Sanwi tribe in West Africa
- The history and relevance of Michael Jackson’s African kingdom
- How to use a diary-model for in-depth (and on-the-fly) research
Lesson Three: Africa in Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was inspired by and often explored his African-American heritage in many of his solo adult works. Elizabeth walks you through:
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s performance in the Moonwalker anthology film
- Blackness in the Jam song and short film
- Afrocentricity in the lyrics of Liberian Girl
- Afrocentricity in the Remember the Time song and short film
- Black activism and mass incarceration in They Don’t Care About Us
- Michael Jackson’s posthumous black activist legacy
Lesson Four: Final Project
Creativity is the best way of summarizing your learning. This ‘Final Project’ lesson gives you a wonderful opportunity to create a piece of art or an essay inspired by Michael Jackson and Black History. You will:
- Receive detailed advice on how to bring all your ideas together
- Complete your final creative project
- An opportunity to be considered for academic publication, enhancing academic credit for your hard work
Resources: Michael Jackson and Black History
Elizabeth discusses how you can enhance your knowledge of Michael Jackson and Black History in a way that is fulfilling and focused. Free resources include:
- Academic podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On with special guests, including Dr. Joseph Vogel
- Free academic essay on the Bad short film
- Free academic podcast on Michael Jackson’s Afrocentricity
- Writing a Afrocentricity Diary for analysis and inspiration
- Six ground-breaking books, The MJ101 Series by Andy Healy
- Citations for every lesson to help kick-start your research
- Michael Jackson Studies community and ongoing support
In addition to these 4 lessons, you’ll also receive:
- Free membership to The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies including…
- Free monthly newsletter, author interviews, columns, essays & articles, book reviews, and academic podcasts.
- A Dedicated Michael Jackson Studies Facebook Page for support and additional resources
- A Michael Jackson & Black History Certificate
- Access to our Free Researchers Resource Service with advice on topics to approach
More About Elizabeth
Elizabeth Amisu holds B.A., M.A., and PGCE qualifications, is a lifelong teacher, who specializes in English literature, film studies and popular culture, and is the author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, presenter of the podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation and editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Studies, among other works.
Elizabeth has appeared on Dancing with the Elephant, and writes regular columns and articles for The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies. She continues to teach thousands of people about Michael Jackson’s art through her books, podcasts, and courses. For more information on Elizabeth and the courses she presents, please visit www.ElizabethAmisu.com.
My books, courses and resources are designed to help you reach your full potential and improve your life experience. As the law states, I cannot and do not make any guarantees about your ability to get results with my ideas, information, tools or strategies. All products and services by Writing Eliza, ElizabethAmisu.com, MichaelJacksonStudies.org and OnlineArtsEducation.co.uk are for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing in this work, any of these websites, or any of this content or curriculum is a promise or guarantee of specific results.
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