The purpose of this course is to assist students in gaining an understanding of the relationship of people of African descent in the United States to the political system and other structures of power. We critically engage several themes/topics including Black political philosophies and ideologies, electoral politics, Black and mainstream political institutions, political behavior and psychology, gender politics, and public policy. We will also analyze and discuss the informal political spaces that serve as sites for Black politics including social media, entertainment, and pop culture.

Prerequisite: GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.
Credits: 3

Course Offerings

Spring 2023Instructor: Chryl LairdView: Syllabus
Fall 2022Instructor: Chryl LairdView: Syllabus