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Fall 2021
Oct 03,2022
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This course is designed to examine the theories, thoughts and deeds of influential African-American public figures in the 19"‘, 20"‘ , & 21“ Centuries. Those thinkers include Booker T. Washington, David Walker, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, Maria W. Stewart. Bell Hooks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. We will study their intellectual histories and thoughts in their attempt to advance democracy through their correspondences, essays, poems, memoirs, articles and speeches as well as through selected biographies about them. The social and political conditions and conflicts that gave rise to these leaders along with their adversaries will be explored as well. An emphasis in this course will be placed upon relevant class discussion, the ability to analyze large amounts of reading & visual material, utilization of technology, writing ability, and subject mastery that will be demonstrated through examinations and class participation. This course meets the General Education requirement category for Values and Ethics. It also meets the requirements for the Africana Studies Major and Minor. Course Learning Outcomes are: I) To help students understand the social conditions that led to the development of African American Political Thought in the United States from the middle of the 19'“ century to the current times; 2) To learn the differences between Integrationists thought and Nationalists thought ; 3) To learn the historical politics behind institutional racism and inequality; 4) To understand the internal politics among African Americans based on class, skin-color, and education; 5) To learn the protest tradition of the black community and its institutions that challenged racism.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Africana Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Values and Ethics

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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