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Black Political Thought
HIST 309
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 309, AMST 309

This course examines the emergence and development of various strains of black political thought in 20th century America. Within this seminar, we will explore the roots, ideologies, and constructions of various forms of black political thought and action in relation to notions of black freedom and citizenship. Students will cover topics such as black nationalism, pan-africanism, black radicalism, black conservatism, black liberalism, black feminism, black theology, and critical race theory and legal studies.

How and why did these various ideologies and ideas emerge? What did it mean to engage in black protest thought in the post-Reconstruction era? How has black political ideology shifted, transformed, clashed, competed, and evolved over the course of American social and political history? What is the significance and influence of 20th century black political thought to modern African American and United States history?

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship, Interpretation
Students will use analytical tools to explore a variety of historical and political interpretations. They will also deconstruct the assumptions underlying seemingly absolute categories, while learning how to engage individuals with different views.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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