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Foundation Certificate in Black Political Thought and Culture


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Registration opening: 1 June 2021 | Register your Interest

    Thank you for your interest in the Foundation Certificate in Black Political Thought and Culture. Please submit this form to be kept up to date about the course including registration opening dates and closing dates.

    The Foundation Certificate in Black Political Thought and Culture is aimed at students with an interest in the theory, history and real world manifestations of political ideas within the Black experience. 

    In this engaging and insightful course, students will take a pan-African approach to their historical and cultural enquiries. Led by ideas, as opposed to particular people and events, students will engage with oral traditions, old and new Arabic, French and English texts, music and photography, to map the synergies and dislocations in the ideas that have propelled the global Black experience. 

    Course Outline

    • Module 1: African Cosmology, Religion and Early Political Thought
    • Module 2: The State, the Citizen and the African Personality in 19th Century Black Political Thought
    • Module 3: Nationalism and Pan-Africanism in the 20th Century
    • Module 4: Socialism, Populism and the Shaping of New Africa
    • Module 5: Négritude, Renaissance and the Poetry and Prose of Identity
    • Module 6: The Sounds and Visual Cultures of [R]evolution, 1960 to 2000

    Course Delivery and Assessment

    The course is delivered through online learning via video lectures, tutorials, essays and exams. Each module is assessed by a 1000-1500 word essay and the course will be examined by a 2-hour open book exam.

    Any questions

    If you have any questions about this or any of our courses, please don’t hesitate to send an email to: admissions@africanhistoryproject.org