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HIST 350. African American History

Credits: 3
Department: History
Description: African background, Western racism, slave systems, beginning of black institutions, black nationalism and protest, civil rights movements.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, evaluate the historical, geographical, cultural, social, political and economic development of Africans and their descendants in North America; beginning with the slavery practices in Africa, the development of slavery in America, the development of African American culture and community, struggles to overcome slavery, life in the generations following the abolition of slavery, and the struggle for civil rights and social equality.
2. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, evaluation of the various historiographical interpretations of slavery, free black communities, racial identity, and African American endeavors for equality.
3. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, write well-structured essays that examine significant themes in African American history.
4. In a manner suitable for an upper-division course, read and demonstrate understanding of a wide range of both primary and secondary materials regarding African American history.






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