POLC31H3: Contemporary Africana Social and Political Philosophy

This course investigates the relationship between three major schools of thought in contemporary Africana social and political philosophy: the African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-North American intellectual traditions. We will discuss a range of thinkers including Dionne Brand, Aimé Césaire, Angela Davis, Édouard Glissant, Kwame Gyekye, Cathy Cohen, Paget Henry, Katherine McKittrick, Charles Mills, Nkiru Nzegwu, Oyèrónke Oyewùmí, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Cornel West, and Sylvia Wynter.

Area of Focus: Political Theory

Prerequisite
8.0 credits including 1.0 credit in Political Science [POL or PPG courses]
Breadth Requirements
History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies