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SUNY Broome Community College
  Jan 17, 2018
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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.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
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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