Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 354                                    
Course Title: Africana Philosophy
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course introduces students to the rich and diverse field of Africana philosophy, which is essentially philosophy of and about Africa and its diaspora. The first half of the course covers African philosophy, while the second half covers the philosophy of Africans in the Americas. Possible themes include: (1) the tension between tradition and modernity; (2) the philosophical meaning of racism and white supremacy; (3) the relevance of philosophy to liberation movements throughout Africa and its diaspora; and (4) philosophical anthropology.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201, and PHI 231
  • This course is crosslisted as:   AAS 354 , AFR 354
Start Date:    06/30/2010                         End Date: