May 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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HIST 270 - African-American History

5 credits

Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 , or instructor permission.

This course offers an overview of African-American history, from the earliest communities of free and enslaved African peoples in what is now the United States through the politics, culture, and society of the 20th century. It will include topics such the experience of slavery, the history and importance of both enslaved and free black communities in pre-Civil War America, Reconstruction, the Great Migration, and the long civil-rights movement. The class will also examine the ways in which African and African-American cultures have directly contributed to the development of popular culture and American identity throughout American history.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies social science distribution area A requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Disciplinary Learning: Knowledge of content in prerequisite or transfer courses, as well as preparation for a career
  • Literacy Skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and quantifying, as well as awareness and appreciation of learning styles and lifelong learning options
  • Critical Thinking Competency in analysis, synthesis, problem solving, decision making, creative exploration, and formulating an aesthetic response
  • Social and Personal Responsibility Awareness of and responsiveness to diversity and commonality among cultures, multiplicity of perspectives, ethical behaviors, and health and wellness issues
  • Using Resources Skills in accessing and evaluating information resources including campus resources, awareness of the role of information resources in making sound decisions, and command of the skills required to use appropriate technologies effectively. The letters cited after the individual outcomes listed below, and elsewhere in the syllabus, refer to the abilities A through E listed above

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