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African-American History from 1865: Civil Rights and Black Power (HIST 1310)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course examines the Reconstruction and Post-Reconstruction issues experienced by African Americans. The course focuses on African American support for invention, the legacy of inventions, business and economic expansion, and labor issues that affect family stability in the present. In addition, the roots and development of the Civil Rights Movement will be explored in the context of the legal and social segregation in the United States.

Topical Outline:
1. What is History?
2. Reconstruction: The Pinnacle of Black Power
3. Jim Crow Lynching and Racial Uplift
4. Black Nationalism and Black Migrations
5. Black Freedom Movement and Repression
6. Affirmative Action, O.J. Simpson and Black Bodies

Learning Outcomes:
1. Analyze primary and secondary sources in proper historical context
2. Identify historical interpretations through critical reading
3. Construct historical arguments (written and oral) using evidence
4. Understand and explain the major events and issues of African-American History 1865 to Present
5. Recognize the significant role African-Americans play in shaping both American and World History
6. Apply knowledge of African-American History 2 to better understand current issues that affect you, your family, your community and your world

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

  • Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Goal 7: Human Diversity