HIST190 African-American History
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History
- I. Course Number and Title
- HIST190 African-American History
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is a study of the history of African-Americans from their origins in Africa to the present. Students examine the social, political, legal, and economic history of the African-American community. Major topics include the impact of slavery, military service, and the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- recount the history of Black Americans from the historic African background to the present day;
- demonstrate an understanding of the institution of slavery, particularly its social, legal, and political mechanics, and its impact on the Black American community;
- evaluate the social, cultural, political, economic, legal, and physical conditions of Black Americans throughout American history;
- analyze the experiences and conditions of Black Americans at war throughout American history; and
- evaluate the history of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- African Background
- Slavery in Africa and the Mid-passage
- Slavery in America
- The American Revolution and the Early Republic
- The West and the Peculiar Institution
- "Free blacks?"
- Sectional Strife and the Civil War
- Reconstruction, Reaction, Self-help, and American Imperialism
- World War I and the Depression
- Harlem Renaissance and the New Deal
- Two Worlds -- Black and White
- World War II and the UN
- Civil Rights and Black Power
- African-Americans in the High-tech Age
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consists of in-class exams, electronically-administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date -4/99' Revised 5/2012; New Core 8/2015