POL S 246 A: African American Politics

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 12:00pm - 2:10pm
Location: 
SMI 115
SLN: 
13227
Joint Sections: 
AFRAM 246 A
Instructor:
Chris Parker
Christopher Sebastian Parker

Syllabus Description:

Political Science 246: Introduction to Black Politics in America

Summer 2017

 

 

Instructor: C. Parker

SWS 030

M-F: 12-14.10

Contact: csparker@; 543.2947

 

Course Description

 

Ever since arriving on the North American continent over four hundred years ago, African Americans have encountered myriad barriers to in their quest for inclusion. Drawing on a mix of history and social science, we will come to understand why certain segments of America remain steadfast in their refusal to cede equality to African Americans. We will also discuss the political strategies undertaken by the black community to combat the social, political, and economic injustices they’ve endured. Of course, we discuss the ways in which having a black president affects black politics, and the purpose behind Black Lives Matter.

Catalog Description: 
Survey of African Americans within the U.S. socio-political processes. Situates African Americans within a post-civil rights context where there is debate about race's centrality to an African American politics. Offered: jointly with AFRAM 246.
Department Requirements: 
American Politics Field
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 9:26pm