African American Studies
calendar_month 19 Apr 2011, 00:00
By Mark Sawyer - University of California, Los Angeles

Course Description:
An intensive introduction to African American political thought that focuses on major ideological trends and political philosophies as they have been applied and interpreted by African Americans. Elements of the class include debates and conflicts in black political thought, historical contest of African American social movements, and discussions of the relationship between black political thought and major trends in Western thought. Mark Sawyer is an Associate Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at UCLA and the Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics. He also has interest in the area of race, immigration and citizenship around the globe. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, and the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

Lecture 1 - Black Political Thought Diversity and Continuity

Lecture 2 - Radical Egalitarianism

Radical Egalitarianism

Lecture 3 - Radical Egalitarianism II

Radical Egalitarianism II

Lecture 4 - Black Marxism

Black Marxism

Lecture 5 - Dissolution Liberalism

Dissolution Liberalism

Lecture 6 - Black Conservatism

Black Conservatism

Lecture 7 - Black Debate

Black Debate

Lecture 8 - Black Feminism and Women's Rights

Black Feminism and Women's Rights

Lecture 9 - Rap and Popular Culture

Rap and Popular Culture

Lecture 10 - Music and Popular Culture

Music and Popular Culture