This course aims to provide an interdisciplinary examination of the complex array of African-American cultural and political practices from slavery to the present. The course will involve close readings of a variety of primary sources and classic texts that present key issues in African American thought and practice. The course will place special emphasis on debates concerning African American people with the goal of introducing students to the process and the methodology of interdisciplinarity. We will look at the way the debates function across disciplines to delve deeper into not only the complexity of African American life and thought but also the breadth of African American Studies itself.
Semester: Full Spring Term