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AAMS 551 - African American Political Thought (3).
Description: This course explores the historical struggle of African Americans to assess their identity in relationship to their legal and social oppression. In reflecting on the work of Audre Lourde, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Toni Morrison, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Cornell West, Mark Twain and others, we will angle in on the question of black identity from a variety of perspectives. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between these articulations of "blackness" and the historical and political settings in which they arise. Informed class discussion will be emphasized. Students are expected to write a term paper and to present it to the class. Notes: Cross-listed with PLSC 551. Prerequisites: AAMS 300 or HMXP 102 or permission of instructor or graduate status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Prerequisite for AAMS 551

General Requirements:
Course or Test: AAMS 300
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently.  )
Course or Test: HMXP 102
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently.  )
May not be taken concurrently. )

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