AFR 336
The Walter Rodney Seminar Spring 2025
Division II

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Born in Guyana in 1942, Walter Rodney is one of the more important Africana Studies thinkers of the twentieth century. His work marks an inseparable relationship between Africana Studies and Marxism. This course will examine written and audiovisual materials from Rodney himself, as well as situate his work in the context of everything from British colonization of the Caribbean to the Russian Revolution to African anticolonialism to North American Black Power. The course will also introduce students to Rodney and his interlocutors, such as the members of the Institute of the Black World, the Rastafari, and CLR James. Rodney’s thought and life, then, will be a vehicle to think about the development of Africana Studies.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 13
Expected: 13
Class#: 3324
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Essays
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Africana Studies, American Studies, and Global Studies majors and concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: AFR Core Electives

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