Course Calendar

African-American Political Thought

Course Calendar

Date

Focus

Reading

Writing

Tues 9/6

Thinking Through Racism

Roberts, Introduction

In class index card

Thurs 9/8

Slavery & Reproductive Rights

Roberts, Chap. 1

Reading Forum:

What surprised you?

Tues 9/13

The Negro Problem

DuBois, Ch. 1 & 2


Thurs 9/15

Industrialization

DuBois, Ch. 3, 4 & 6

Theory Forum:

How does racism serve capitalist expansion?

Tues 9/20

Contact & Segregation

DuBois Ch. 8 - 10


Thurs 9/22

Spiritual Contributions

DuBois Ch. 11 & 14

Theory Forum:

How does African-Am political theory help America?

Tues 9/27

Birth Control’s Dark Side

Roberts, Chap. 2


Thurs 9/29

The good girl

Brown, Ch. 1 - 5

Story Forum: Growing up what?

Tues 10/4

Becoming Black

Brown, Ch. 6-10


Thurs 10/6

Power or Violence?

Brown, Ch. 11-15


Tues 10/11

The Intimate Enemy

Finish Brown


Thurs 10/13

The crime of giving birth

Roberts, Chap. 4

Reading Forum: What surprised you?

Tues 10/18

Walter Hendrick’s Day


No Class

Thurs 10/20

Subject Positioning

Williams, Part I

Reading Forum:

What surprised you?

Tues 10/25


Williams, Part II


Thurs 10/27


Williams, Part III

Story Forum:

Site-specific racism

Tues 11/1

What happened to Welfare?

Roberts, Chap. 5


Thurs 11/3

Black Nihilism

West, through chap 1

Theory Forum:

Is Obama The Guy?

Tues 11/8

Racial unreasoning

West, Ch 2 & 3


Thurs 11/10

What sort of opportunity?

West, Ch. 4 & 5

Theory Forum:

How does despair affect our racial thinking?

Tues 11/15

Sex & Anger

West, Ch 7 to end


Thurs 11/17

Poetry and how we think

Lorde, 36-44, 53-59

5-page essay (draft)

Tues 11/22

Sex & Anger

Lorde, 45-52, 60-65, 124-133, 145-175


Thurs 11/24

Thanksgiving


No Class

Tues 11/29

Learning to think differently

Lorde, 81-113


Thurs 12/1


Lorde, 72-80

5-page essay (final)

Tues 12/6

Final Class



Fri 12/9



Reflection Due

Noon at my office

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