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Fall 2016-2017
* POL 319 / AAS 316 / AMS 391 (EM)   na, npdf

History of African American Political Thought

Desmond D. Jagmohan

This course explores central themes and ideas in the history of African American political thought: slavery and freedom, solidarity and sovereignty, exclusion and citizenship, domination and democracy, inequality and equality, rights and respect. Readings will be drawn, primarily, from canonical authors, including Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, Booker T. Washington, Anna Julia Cooper, Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Ralph Ellison, Kwame Ture and Charles Hamilton, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an introductory course, which emphasizes both thematic and historical approaches to political theory.

Sample reading list:
Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom
Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery
W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk
Ida B. Wells, On Lynchings
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom

Reading/Writing assignments:
125-175 pages of reading per week. Three 1000-word papers (10% each).

Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Take Home Final Exam - 35%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23179 L01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am T Th   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:28 Limit:
24012 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:10 Limit:14 Closed
24013 P02 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm Th   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:8 Limit:14 Closed
24014 P03 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24621 P04 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24709 P05 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm Th   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:10 Limit:14 Closed
23180 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled