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AFPS 301 African-American Political Autobiography (CORE—Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: 3 hours in African-American history, literary criticism or politics, or permission of the instructor. (As needed/3 credits) 

This course examines the connections between autobiography, political philosophy, utopian thought and politics in African-American autobiographies. Selected African-American political autobiographies will be analyzed to determine the criticisms authors launched against their societies, the social and political alternatives suggested and the agencies they suggested be mobilized to institute change.