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Lewis Gordon Seminar

Live Online & Interactive Seminar

Instructor: Lewis Gordon, PhD

Course Description: Lewis Gordon is widely considered to be one of the world's pre-eminent philosophers.

Schedule and Meeting Times: May 2018 (Days, To Be Announced)

Be Challenged: This course is live and interactive. You can take it just for enrichment or you can take it Pass/Fail. If you pass the course you will receive 1 Silver GCAS token. Earn 5 GCAS Silver tokens, and receive one Gold GCAS Token plus a free course. 2 Gold GCAS Tokens = 1 Platinum GCAS Token. 1 Platinum Token = 100 GCAS Dollars. GCAS Dollars are for you to use to purchase GCAS books and other goods we'll sell starting in our online bookstore starting January, 2018. In addition to a school we're starting to build an economy based on knowledge and ideas not on profits. Join us!

To pass the course, you will need to respond in the class forum at least 2 times between lectures or sessions (see schedule below). Each time must be at least 150 words. Respond to the lecture or respond to someone else's response and help create the conversation inside the online classroom. You can also write a blog post (no more than 1,000 words) about the course. If we publish it, you will receive an additional 1 GCAS Silver Token (2 maximum GCAS Silver Tokens per course).

Although we strongly encourage you to attend the lectures live online in our Platform (see below for how to join) it's not required for you to pass the course. You just have to view the recordings, which will be uploaded inside the course in your GCAS E-School virtual classroom.

How to Join Online:

We use the very simple on-line platform: Big Blue Button (BBB).

Here’s how you join: click on the Big Blue Button link. (http://gcas.blindsidenetworks.net/gcas/)

Sign in with your name.

Select your course name (which will be put-up on BBB)

Password: researcher505

Here’s a tutorial for Big Blue Button: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHTZvbL1NT4

We recommend that you have a good to very good internet connection (this is crucial so you can fully experience the interactions between you and other participants (we call them researchers) and the instructor.


Your Instructor


Lewis Gordon, PhD
Lewis Gordon, PhD
Lewis Ricardo Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Storrs in the United States; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; Core Professor at the Global Center for Advanced Studies; Honorary Professor at the Unit of the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa; and Chairman of the Anna Julia Cooper, Frantz Fanon, Nicolás Guillén, and Claudia Jones awards committees of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. He was also recently Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor of Politics and International Studies at Rhodes in South Africa (2014 and 2015). His research and theoretical work are in the areas of Africana philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, social and political philosophy, philosophy of human sciences, life sciences, and physics, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, postcolonial thought, theories of race and racism, and philosophy of education. His recent publications include Disciplinary Decadence: Living Thought in Trying Times (Routledge, 2006), An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (Cambridge UP, 2008), What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (Fordham UP; Wits UP; Hurst, 2015; Swedish translation, Vad Fanon Sa, TankeKraft förlag 2016), La sud prin nord-vest: Reflecţii existenţiale afrodiasporice [Eng. Trans.: “South by Northwest: Africana Existential Reflections”](Cluj, Romania: IDEA Design & Print, 2016). He has written a few hundred academic journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, many of which have been translated into several languages, and interviews and essays for a variety of public forums, including The Mail & Guardian and Truthout, on which he now serves on the Board of Directors. He co-edits the book series Global Critical Caribbean Thought: http://www.rowmaninternational.com/series/global-critical-caribbean-thought. Gordon is also a musician. He plays drums, among other instruments, in blues and jazz bands in the Hartford area, and alternative rock with the band ThreeGenerations (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCedXg5Lmzi_RNq172eDLE3g/videos.) His website is: http://lewisrgordon.com, and he is on twitter at: https://twitter.com/lewgord

Frequently Asked Questions


Is this a MOOC?
NO! A MOOC is a "massive open online course" that assumes the participant is passive. Our model is different: We teach and meet-up live and offer interactive courses that allow you to meet others and share your ideas freely.
How do I access the live course?
We use the very simple on-line platform: Big Blue Button (BBB). Just logon: http://gcas.blindsidenetworks.net/gcas Sign in with your name > Select your course name (which will be put-up on BBB) > Password: researcher505
When does the course start and finish?
Each course starts when scheduled. Check the schedule and be sure to participate in the live session. If you're not available to participate in the live session, that's ok. We'll record the live session and post it for you to engage when you're able.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

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