Political Science | African American Politics
Y325 | 14273 | Hanks

“Politics is the process of decision making (generic), the
authoritative allocation of values (David Easton), and who gets
what, when, and how (Harold Laswell).  Politics in the U.S. has
historically either facilitated or repressed the goal of African
American equity.  This course will have four foci: (1) a panoramic
view of politics and the African American experience; (2)
identifying and explicating the salient issues of contemporary
African American Politics; (3) black politics and the ascendancy or
Barack Obama and (3) critically analyzing the arguments supporting
and opposing public policies and issues of special importance for
the contemporary black electorate.