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HIST 242: African-American History

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F3 F9 Africana Studies Elective

Major Requirement: History of United States


The experiences of African-American people in the United States can be described as a continuous quest for empowerment; this quest
has been affected by myriad factors (e.g., gender roles, class divisions, secular and non-secular ideologies, regionalism) in addition to
racism. This course, through the use of secondary and primary material, historical documentaries, and critical analyses, will chart the
historically complex journeys of African Americans, from the impact of the African diaspora on colonial America to the Black student
sit-ins and the formation of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in 1960, and beyond.

Prerequisites: none.