Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]
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AFC 246 Introduction to African Philosophy [GEKH]

This course introduces students to traditional and contemporary African philosophical thought. Topics may include epistemology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, race, gender, religion, or political thought. Students will learn how African philosophy has addressed philosophical problems.

Often cross-listed with PHIL 246  

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation

Prerequisites -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - This course fulfills the Humanities requirement of the Knowledge of the Disciplines category of the General Education Program because it introduces students to philosophical thinkers, schools of thought, texts, concepts, arguments, and issues in a major philosophical tradition. The course introduces students to the main issues currently under study in African philosophy, such as African conceptions of a person, knowledge and reality, morality in African thought, conceptual issues concerning religion in African cultures, and African political thought, among others. In addition to learning how African philosophy has addressed philosophical problems, arguments that support the positions taken by authors will be analyzed. The methodology of the course is critical reasoning – a habit of mind that everyone needs; and critical reasoning abilities are also skills that are transferable to many areas of one’s life.

Equivalent Course(s) - PHIL 246
Course History -
Approved for General Education [GEKH] 1/2023, effective Fall 2023; New Course 12/2021, effective Fall 2022


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