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HIS 205 - African-American History 2

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

A study of the African-American experience in the United States, after emancipation. Topics covered include: a brief review of African-American history pre-1865, the historical development of Western racism, the development of African-American identity, the development of Black urban ghettoes and African-American contributions. Also covered: Black flight to the west and northern United States, the end of reconstruction, the development of Civil Rights and the Black Power movements.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Students will be able to explain the development of western racism.
  2. Students will be able to relate how northern urban ghettoes developed.
  3. Students will be able to compare life for African-Americans before and after Emancipation.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement and compare the methodologies of Civil Rights Organizations and Black Power Organizations.
  5. Students will be able to illustrate how Blacks struggled with the concept of self- identity.
  6. Students will be able to recall six (6) African-American contributions.
Listed Topics
  1. Brief Overview of African-American History Pre-1865
  2. Historical Development of Western Racism
  3. Development of African-American Identity
  4. Development of Black Urban Ghettoes
  5. African-American Contributions
  6. Black Flight to the West and Northern United States
  7. End of Reconstruction
  8. Development of Civil Rights
  9. Black Power Movements
Reference Materials
Current recognized textbooks and other readings, as assigned.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 02/09/2004

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