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HIS 203 - African-American History 1


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Description
An introduction to the African-American experience, beginning in the pre-historic Africa and continuing to 1865 and reconstruction. Topics covered include: African pre-history, Africa before colonization, the development of the Atlantic Slave Trade, slavery in the new world, comparative slave systems (new and old world), resistance to slavery, slave conditions, slavery profits, Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Students will be able to explain what Africa was like before European contact.
  2. Students will be able to explain the development of the Atlantic slave trade.
  3. Students will be able to relate how profits drove the slave trade.
  4. Students will be able to relate issues related to the Civil War, Emancipation and Reconstruction.
Listed Topics
  1. African Pre-History
  2. Africa before Colonization
  3. Development of the Atlantic Slave Trade
  4. Slavery in the New World
  5. Comparative Slave Systems (new and old world)
  6. Resistance to Slavery
  7. Slave Conditions
  8. Slavery Profits
  9. Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation
  10. The Revolutionary War
  11. The Civil War
  12. Reconstruction
Reference Materials
Current recognized textbooks and other readings, as assigned.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 02/09/2004


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