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HNPS 354 African Political Autobiography (CORE—Non-Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: HIST 246, AFPS 353 or completion of the Philosophical Inquiry section of the Core. Open to sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Honors Program, or permission of the instructor. (Offered as needed/3 credits) 

This course explores the connections between autobiography, political philosophy and politics in African autobiographies. Selected African autobiographies from the 17th to the 21st centuries will be analyzed by authors from East, North, Central and Southern Africa to determine how they criticized their societies, suggested social and political alternatives and promoted social change.