African-American History I
Course Code: AMH2091
Credit Hours: 3 semester credit hours
Effective beginning: Fall 2020
Course Description:An introductory course designed to acquaint students with, and stimulate interest in, the culture and history of the African-American. Emphasis is on the origins, struggles, fears, aspirations, and achievements of African-Americans. This course has been designated as an international/diversity course.
No prerequisite, but either AMH 2010-2020 or SYG 1000-1010 is recommended.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Hine, Darlene Clark, William C. Hine, and Harold, Stanley C. African-American Odyssey, Comb.-ACCESS. 7th ed. Pearson, 2018. Print. ISBN: 9780134485355
Alexander, Michelle. New Jim Crow, The. 10th ed. Ingram Publishing, 2012. Print. ISBN: 9781595586438
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
SS-1 Identify theories, hypotheses and research methodologies that behavioral scientists use to explain, investigate and predict behaviors and social trends.
SS-2 Use appropriate social and behavioral science investigation techniques to analyze contemporary issues in public policy.
SS-3 Identify and investigate interdisciplinary courses in the social and behavioral sciences, such as, history, criminal justice, economics, etc. and establish how these courses are inter-related from a global perspective.
SS-4 Create and utilize current technologies in developing oral and written presentations on topics relevant to subject matter under the auspices of social and behavioral sciences.
SS-5 Identify fundamental modalities used to promote understanding of differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
Analyze the origins of mankind as it evolved into West Africa's unique heritage and assess the facets of its culture that have influenced the lives of African-Americans.
Describe the humiliation and terrifying experience of the Middle Passage and the effect of slavery on American History.
Develop an appreciation for the role of class and gender in the shaping of America.
Explain why the Civil War was perceived as a “total war” and evaluate its results.
SS-1, SS-2, SS-5
SS-2, SS-4, SS-5
SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5
SS-1, SS-2, SS-4, SS-5
|Unit Tests, Final Exam, Skills Demonstration, Writing Assignments, Projects, Documented Essays|
- Read all assigned materials.
- Attend and participate in class discussions.
- Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.
Chapters are as follows:
- Africa…ca. 600 BCE-ca. 1600 CE
- Middle Passage…1450-1809
- Black People in Colonial North America…1826-1763
- Rising Expectations: African Americans and the Struggle for Independence…1763-1783
- African Americans in the New Nation…1783-1820
- Life in the Cotton Kingdom…1793-1861
- Free Black People in Antebellum America…1820-1861
- Opposition to Slavery…1730-1833
- Let Your Motto Be Resistance…1833-1850
- “And Black People were at the Heart of it”…1846-1861
- Liberation: African Americans and the Civil War…1861-1865
- The Meaning of Freedom: The Promise of Reconstruction…1865-1868
- The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction…1868-1877
- White Supremacy Triumphant: African Americans in the Late Nineteenth Century…1877-1895
- African Americans Challenge White Supremacy…1877-1918
- Conciliation, Agitation, and Migration: African Americans in the Early Twentieth Century…1895-1928
- African Americans and the 1920s…1915-1928
- Black Protest, the Great Depression, and the New Deal…1929-1941
- Meanings of Freedom: Culture and Society in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s…1930-1950
- The World War II Era and the Seeds of a Revolution…1936-1948
- The Long Freedom Movement…1954-1965
- Black Nationalism, Black Power, Black Arts…1965-1980
- Black Politics and President Obama, 1980-2016
- African Americans End the Twenty-First Century and Enter into the Twenty-First Century 1980-2016
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