Sep 22, 2020  
2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HIS 194 - Survey in African American History

A survey of African American thought, including the ideas of Booker T. Washington, W. E. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.  In addition, attention will be given to ninteenth century West Africa and the problems affecting African-American society.  Meets the SUNY General Education requirement for United States History.

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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