Black Political Thought|
AFAM 309, AMST 309|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
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, 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?
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Charles W. Mills, THE RACIAL CONTRACT
Derrick Bell, FACES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL: THE PERMANENCE OF RACISM
Nick Bromell, THE TIME IS ALWAYS NOW: BLACK THOUGHT AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF US DEMOCRACY
Aime Cesaire, DISCOURSE ON COLONIALISM
Course pack with several essays
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response papers, two essays, one long research paper.
|Instructor(s): Swiderski,David Michael Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CAAS LOUNG; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: X|