HIST 483
African Political Thought
Last Offered Fall 2007
Division II Writing Skills
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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This course examines the ideas of major figures in the progressive tradition of African political thought. This emancipatory tradition emerged in societies shaped by racial, cultural, and economic exploitation, forcing both African men and women to address questions of identity and political action. Most members of this tradition also considered the ways in which uneven power relations within African communities shaped the personal and political landscapes. The Africans we will examine in this course drew on resources as varied as Pan-Africanism, Nationalism, Classical Liberalism, Social Democracy, Marxism, Black Consciousness, Negritude and Gender theory, yet each participated, at least implicitly, in a common African intellectual project: the meaning of Africa and of being African.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1421
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, weekly papers, and a 20- to 25-page seminar paper
Enrollment Preferences: History majors
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
HIST Group A Electives - Africa
INST African Studies Electives

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