The purpose of this course is to analyze and dissect the history of Pan-African thought both on the continent of Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Beginning in African antiquity, we will survey manifestations of Pan-Africanism on the continent of Africa and the Diaspora. In the process of this investigation, we will dissect the efforts, battles, and victories of Africans defending their bodies, land, and interests.
By the end of this course students will:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the history of the development of Pan-Africanism both in antiquity and in the modern world
Demonstrate a critical and informed understanding of how and why African people have united themselves against foreign incursion
Demonstrate an understanding of the most dynamic personalities, movements, and strategies of Pan-Africanism during the MAAFA
To understand and examine the connectedness of the African struggle for freedom on the continent and across the globe
Demonstrate an ability to conduct academic research using qualitative methods