PAS 30010 AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES (DIVD) 3 Credit Hours
(Cross-listed with PHIL 31070) Exploration of philosophical issues in African and African-American or Black thought systems. Topics may include the examination of the issue of the existence of a Black philosophy, the nature of traditional African knowledge, beliefs about personhood, the basis and rationality of witchcraft or other metaphysical beliefs, communalism, the nature of Black moral and aesthetic values, and contemporary analysis of race, racism, slavery, civil rights, pan-Africanism, and criticisms of colonialism, Black development, democratic governance and social policies regarding Blacks. Students with Junior standing or above, who have not taken a Philosophy (PHIL) course, should contact the department for a prerequisite override.
Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy (PHIL).
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Attributes: Diversity Domestic