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What can you do with your three free credits in the summer? Dive into US Politics!

Contributed by Kenesha Chatman on 04/09/21 

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Summer 2021 – POLT 14400 Global Political Thought

ICC Themes and Perspectives: Power and Justice; Identities; Social Sciences

MWF 9am-11am

Summer Session 1: June 2 – July 2, 2021

(3 credits)

Through a close reading of graphic memoirs and more traditional political theory texts, in this course we explore the following topics:

  • exile, displacement, and the fracturing of human identity
  • the political suppression and mobilization of individual and collective memory
  • the material and psychological effects of colonial occupation and dispossession
  • the relationship between the personal and the political and how they intersect
  •  historical struggles for liberation and human dignity


Texts may include:

Nora Krug, Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home

Howard Zinn, A People’s History of American Empire

WEB DuBois, Darkwater

Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis

Films may include

Quo Vadis, Aida (2020)

Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

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