NPHI

3550

Decolonial Thought

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Decolonial Thought

Fall 2021

Taught By: Luis Guzman

Section: A

CRN: 11146

Credits: 3

Modernity has a dark side to it, colonialism, without which it would not have come into being. The history of coloniality is that of an imposition of power structures at various levels: economic, epistemic, political, and racial and gender based. This coloniality of power did not end with the process of decolonization experienced with the independence and formation of the Latin American countries in the early 19th century. It continues in the subjugation, through that matrix of colonial power, of millions of inhabitants of the hemisphere. Decolonial thought attempts to uncover these different legacies of subjection and oppression still ocurring in the present. In this sense, it aims to counters the main Eurocentric narrative determining the course of the world, creating spaces of contestation and undoing some of the constructs that support the idea of one global history inexhorably advancing towards a better more prosperous and free future.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:12pm 7/30/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 510

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021