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Reading Against "The Propaganda of History": Reading W. E. B. Du Bois

AFAM 283
Fall 2023
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

This course will introduce students to the major works of the Black intellectual W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963), one of the most profound thinkers and prolific writers in American history. While his published writings are legion, Du Bois is perhaps best known for his early collection of essays titled The Souls of Black Folk (originally published by A. C. McClurg and Company of Chicago in 1903). In addition to Souls, we will read across Du Bois's oeuvre in order to reveal the extraordinary profundity and historical evolution of his thought. Readings will include (in order): (i) The Philadelphia Negro (1899); (ii) The Souls of Black Folk (1903); (iii) Black Reconstruction (1935); (iv) Color and Democracy (1945); and (v) The World and Africa (1947).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on FEB-21-2024
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