AFR 132
Contemporary Africana Social and Political Philosophy Fall 2018 Division II; Cross-listed as AFR132 / AMST132 / PSCI132

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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.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 12
Class#: 1007
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 Preference: first- and second-year students
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: AFR Core Electives; AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives; JLST Interdepartmental Electives; PSCI Political Theory Courses

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