Apr 26, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019

AAS 2303 - African Political Thought

Credits: 3 hrs
This course provides a comprehensive overview of both indigenous and modern African political thought. It includes a survey of the most popular ideologies of post-colonial Africa, namely African nationalism, African socialism, and Afro-Marxism; it ends with a review of democracy and development in contemporary Africa. The course surveys indigenous African scholars such as Ibn Khaldun, 19th century African theorists, such as Edward Blyden and Africanus Horton, prominent African nationalists, such as Amilcar Cabral, Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere, as well as contemporary African intellectuals, such as Cheikh Anta Diop and Claude Ake. Required of all AAAS majors with a concentration in the Africa region. Prerequisite(s): AAS 2301 Introduction to African, African American Studies.