BLST 138. DuBois and the Color Line

SOCI 138  
This course will generate an understanding of the sociology of W. E. B. DuBois and the role of insurgent theory. In it, we will uncover DuBois' role as a founder of American sociology and analyze the social and political factors that relegated DuBois to the margins of the sociological enterprise for over a century. Further, we will explore the significance of W.E.B. DuBois' contributions to projects of collective racial advancement and the intellectual climate of twentieth-century America; identify critical junctures in the scholar's life related to his evolving and some would argue increasingly radical worldview; highlight the importance of DuBois' sociological, philosophical, artistic, and educational contributions to the transformation of 20th century American society; and ruminate on what lessons the life and work of DuBois offer us in this contemporary moment.
2 credits.
Eligible for BLST
Catalog chapter: Black Studies  
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