PSCI 132
Contemporary Africana Social and Political Philosophy Spring 2022
Division II
Cross-listed AMST 132 / PSCI 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: the African, Afro-North American, and Afro-Caribbean intellectual traditions. We will discuss a range of thinkers including Dionne Brand, Aimé Césaire, Angela Davis, Édouard Glissant, Kwame Gyekye, Paget Henry, bell hooks, Katherine McKittrick, Charles Mills, Nkiru Nzegwu, Oyèrónke Oyewùmí, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Cornel West, 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: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 12
Class#: 3934
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance and participation, two 5- to 7-page essays, and one 10-page final paper
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preferences: first- and second-year students
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 132 Division II PSCI 132 Division II AFR 132 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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