INTR 334
Radical Theories of Political Struggle: Anti-Black Racism and the Obama Administration Spring 2019
Division II
Cross-listed AFR 334 / PSCI 346 / INTR 334
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This seminar reviews contemporary theories of “anti-black racism”; their articulation or assimilation within current political movements and mobilizations; and the influence and impact such theories-expressed in and/or as activism-on social justice and civil rights. Critical race theory, Afro-pessimism, feminist/queer theory and the works of the incarcerated are studied. Theorists studied include: Frank Wilderson; Angela Davis; Derrick Bell; Cheryl Harris. Students write weekly mini-reflection papers on assigned readings and collectively make analytical presentations.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 3133
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: 1 research paper (50%); 2 presentations with summaries (40%); active engagement in class discussions (10%);Weekly student presentations consist of 15 minutes of analysis with written summaries and Q/A.
Extra Info: 1st quarter of semester: thesis and outline; 2nd and 3rd quarters: 2-page summaries integrating assigned texts into research analysis; 4th quarter: edit final paper.
Prerequisites: familiarity with one of the following: critical race theory; Africana/Black studies; feminist anti-racist political movements
Enrollment Preferences: if over enrolled students will be asked to submit a paragraph on their research interest relevant to the seminar.
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 334 Division II PSCI 346 Division II INTR 334 Division II

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