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African American Social Thought
AFAM 231
Fall 2015 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 271

African Americans have preserved a rich chronicle of the experiences and views of people of African descent in the United States in writings of scholars, activists, and creative artists. These writings focus on racism and how it has structured identity, opportunities, and conflict. Contrary to images of a monolithic African American community, these writings reveal diversity, tension, and conflict. The course will focus on and explore the recurring and dominant themes in this rich corpus of African American social thought. Students will gain expertise in using specific resources and databases for African American-related research and also will begin to assess some of the ethical implications of arguments and positions regarding the history and status of African Americans. Finally, the course will address a range of key African American social thought concepts and interpretations with some consideration of formal frameworks, paradigms, and methods used to generate and assess credibility, veracity, and reasonableness of these ideas.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-15-2024
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