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AAS 201
Introduction to the Study of African American Cultural PracticesAACL

Taught by Professor Imani Perry

This course examines the past and present, the doings and the sufferings of Americans of African descent from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the ways in which serious intellectual scrutiny of the agency of black people in the United States help redefine what it means to be American, new world, modern and post modern.  

Lecture L01: 10:00 am – 10:50 am MW

Course offered in Fall 2016 (and about every year thereafter)

AAS 230 / ENG 231
The Fire This Time: Reading James BaldwinAACL

Taught by Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

This course examines the selected non-fiction writings of one of America’s most influential essayists and public intellectuals: James Baldwin. Attention will be given to his views on ethics, art, and politics – with particular consideration given to his critical reflections on race and democracy.

1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M

Course offered in Fall 2016 (and about every year thereafter)

AAS 404/GSS 419 /POL 429
Intersectional Activisms and Movements For Social JusticeRPP

Taught by Professor Dara Strolovitch

Examines the role of intersectionality roots as a political intervention growing out of and based in movement politics. Begins with early articulations of intersectional perspectives on the part of Black feminists and feminists of colour, emphasizing its movement roots. Examines empirical research about social movements and political activism, focusing on scholarship that considers both the potential of and the challenges to movements that try to address the imbrication of racial inequalities with other forms of marginalization and domination, including (though not limited to) heteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, and the carceral state

Seminar S01: 1:30 pm – 4:20 pm W

Course offered in Fall 2016 (and about every year thereafter)

POL 319 / AAS 316 / AMS 391 (EM)
History of African American Political ThoughtRPP

Taught by Professor 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.

9:00 am - 9:50 am TTh

Course offered in Fall 2016 (and about every year thereafter)