GOVT-457 Philosophies of Liberation
Fall for 2017-2018
This course explores 20th century African American and Black Diaspora liberation philosophy, theology, and human rights activism in an effort to understand the moral frameworks, ethical traditions, conceptual basis and historical roots of liberation thought in the U.S., the Caribbean and Africa.
Special emphasis will be placed on investigating the intersections of religion, ethics and politics alongside feminist and womanist reflections on power to stimulate deep cross-cultural dialogue of competing and overlapping political struggles and moral traditions. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will investigate both the promise and challenge of liberation thought in the 21st century and develop the analytical tools to reflect upon their own epistemic traditions and narratives with respect to considering how their research might address social oppression and human degradation.
This course is also taught as THEO 370.
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