Along with canonical theoretical texts, the course will also include texts from activists, historians, political leaders, and literary artists. This will support engagement with political analysis that emerges from grassroots Black organizing and lived experiences, as well as the historical analysis necessary to political theorizing.
Assignments will offer students opportunities to grow not only in writing and political theory analysis, but also in creative, original, and interdisciplinary research.
As a Paideia-designated course, the class group will work together on mindful presence in course, reading, and communication practices. Students will be supported to grow in diverse discussion participation skills. Finally, we will utilize collectively constructed values alignment and participant commitments throughout the course.