AMST 132 Contemporary Africana Social and Political Philosophy (D)

Last offered Spring 2013

Cross Listed as AFR132, PSCI132
This introductory seminar investigates the relationship between three major schools of thought in contemporary Africana social and political philosophy, namely the African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean intellectual traditions. We will discuss a range of thinkers including Aimé Césaire, Angela Y. Davis, Édouard Glissant, Lewis R. Gordon, Kwame Gyekye, Paget Henry, bell hooks, Charles W. Mills, Nkiru Nzegwu, Lucius Outlaw, Oyèrónke Oyewùmi, Tommie Shelby, and Sylvia Wynter. A primary goal of the course is to provide students with the intellectual resources to decipher problems central to philosophical discourse and to allow students an opportunity to apply what they learn to critical issues in current geopolitics. This seminar is part of the Exploring Diversity Initiative, and as such we shall investigate--via the authors mentioned--comparative philosophical analyses, critical theorization, and the plurality of global thinking in contemporary social and political philosophy.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on attendance and participation, two 5- to 7-page essays, and one 10-page final paper
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preference: first- and second-year students
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
Enrollment Limit: 15
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 3258
AMST 132 SEM Contemp Afr Soc & Polit Phil (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Neil Roberts
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