PSCI 373
Black Marxism: Political Theory and Anti-Colonialism Spring 2021
Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed PHIL 341 / INTR 341 / AFR 340
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The seminar involves a critical engagement with key Africana political leaders, theorists and liberationists. We will examine the Pan-African writings of: Cedric Robinson (Black Marxism); Walter Rodney (How Capitalism Underdeveloped Africa), Eric Williams (Capitalism and Slavery; From Columbus to Castro); Frantz Fanon (The Wretched of the Earth); Malcolm X (Malcolm X Speaks); Amilcar Cabral (Resistance and Decolonization; Unity and Struggle); C. L. R. James (The Black Jacobins).
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 5334
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Attend all classes. Papers are due 24hours before the start of class. Participate in class discussions.
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Juniors and Seniors.
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSCI 373 Division II PHIL 341 Division II INTR 341 Division II AFR 340 Division II
WS Notes: Three thesis papers at five pages each (each receiving critical feedback from professor); one thesis paper revision with critical feedback from professor and peers, including one letter of revision explaining the student's revision process; one keyword glossary where students develop rigorous definitions of course key terms; one roundtable discussion based on the final paper.
DPE Notes: This course focuses on anti-colonial struggles against European powers. Research will include the concept of "internal colonies" in the US.

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