HIS 194 - African American History
An introduction of African American history from the colonial period to the present. Topics to be discussed include West Africa and the slave trade; slaves and free blacks in the colonial and revolutionary periods; slavery, abolitionist movements, and African Amercian life in the antebellum years; the Civil War and emancipation; Reconstruction and the Jim Crow erea; the development of African American thought and culture; the Civil Rights era; and recent developments. This course will meet the SUNY General Education US History requirement for all students, and it also meets the Civic Education requirement.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe and apply some of the methods used by historians and social scientists to understand the past.
2. Identify important general concepts in the study of African-American history.
3. Describe the nature of the African slave trade.
4. Describe conditions in colonial America with special reference to African-Americans.
5. Discuss African-American roles in and responses to the era of the American Revolution.
6. Identify conditions of slave and free African-American life in the antebellum period.
7. Discuss the Civil War era with special reference to African-American experiences.
8. Identify the general conditions of African-American life from Reconstruction to the First World War.
9. Describe the Harlem Renaissance and related developments of the 1920s and 1930s.
10. Discuss the ideas of key African-American thinkers such as Booker T. Washington, W. E. DuBois, and Marcus Garvey, including their relation to conditions in Africa.
11. Identify important features of African-American experiences from the Second World War to the present.
12. Compare and contrast the ideas of important African American thinkers in the Civil Rights and post-Civil Rights eras, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X.
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