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2021-2022 Catalog

GOVT 242 African American Political Thought

This course explores classic texts, questions, and debates addressed by contemporary African American political theory. We will ask: What are the similarities, differences, and overlaps among varying strains of African American political thought? How do they each deal with core concepts of freedom, identity, citizenship, and community? How do they respond to one another through time? Throughout the course, we will consider our times in light of this history of political thought. [GM1, H, V, W]


AFS 102 or A&S 214 or ENG 246 or GOVT 104 or HIST 119 or HIST 261 or PHIL 102