Oct 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3426 - African-American History from Slave Trade to the Present

Credits: 4
This course provides an overview of the history of African Americans, from the ancient African civilizations of the fifteenth century through the black freedom movements of the late twentieth century. This course is an overview of multiple components of African American history with a specific attention to the economic, social, and political conditions of African Americans lives and the ongoing struggle of African Americans to secure first-class citizenship. Key themes of the course include: the relationship between resistance and repression, economic justice and poverty, labor, violence, the law, and gender and sexuality. The course will also explore the diversity of experiences and circumstances within and between African American communities along the lines of gender, class, sexual orientation, place, and time. We will also consider the impact of race and ethnicity on the development of the United States and its institutions and culture.  
Prerequisite(s): This course is usually not appropriate for freshmen. 
Fulfills: Fulfills H in LS Core.