Decolonial Thought

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Decolonial Thought
Fall 2022
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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 5:30pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 517
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022