AFR 132
Contemporary Africana Social and Political Philosophy Fall 2017
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed PSCI 132 / AMST 132 / AFR 132
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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.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 12
Class#: 1002
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on attendance and participation, two 5- to 7-page essays, and one 10-page final paper
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preferences: first- and second-year students
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSCI 132 Division II AMST 132 Division II AFR 132 Division II
Attributes: AFR Core Electives
AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives

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