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Fall 2019 Political Science UN3103 section 001
GRT POL THINKERS/BLACK TRADN
GRT POL THNKERS BLACK TRADN

Call Number 09113
Day & Time
Location
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
202 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Michelle R Smith
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description Prerequisites: None. In this course, we examine how the black intellectual tradition's best political thinkers grappled with a concrete and particular instance of a universal problematic of domination and submission, inclusion and exclusion, power and powerlessness, and the question of how subaltern groups can find liberation from their subalternity. Though many of the thinkers under consideration are significant as political actors, we understand their writings to provide a complex and contested theoretical backdrop for political action. We explore how black thinkers 1) criticize and American democracy corrupted by slavery 2) articulate the ideological functions of 'race,' 3) redefine race consciousness in terms of linked fate.
Web Site Vergil
Department Political Science @Barnard
Enrollment 27 students (35 max) as of 5:04PM Thursday, November 21, 2019
Subject Political Science
Number UN3103
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, Global Programs, General Studies, Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193POLS3103V001

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