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HIS 1105 African-American History

This comprehensive history survey course will delve into the distinctive journey of individuals of African descent in the United States. It will encompass various subjects, including enslavement, the abolitionist movement, Reconstruction, the emergence of and reaction to segregation laws, the Harlem Renaissance, and the struggles for human and democratic rights.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: History
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evolving historical interpretations of major topics and eras in African-American history.
  • Apply knowledge of African-American history to the understanding of contemporary social, political, and economic issues and trends.
  • Synthesize the content of scholarly writing on African-American history and evaluate the effectiveness of written works.
  • Critically analyze primary source documents in African-American history and use them to construct well-organized, well-argued historical accounts.
  • Articulate the influence Black creativity, innovation, and skills have on US culture.
  • Apply knowledge of Africa to an understanding of social, political, and economic issues and historical trends.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3