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HST 122 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II

HST 122 African-American History II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  HST 122 African-American History II

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course examines the African presence in the United States of America and the Caribbean from the end of slavery in the West in the mid/late 19th century to the present. Economic, social, political and psychological dynamics of African, Caribbean and African-American life are discussed throughout this global study with a focus on U.S. history and interracial relations.

General Education Goals: HST 122 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Categories: Historical Perspective and Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity.  The corresponding General Education Goals are respectively as follows: Students will understand historical events and movements in World, Western, non-Western, or American societies and assess their subsequent significance; and Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples.  HST 122 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. identify and discuss ways in which African Americans responded to opportunities available to them during the post-Civil War era;
  2. assess political, economic, social, and educational challenges of African Americans made during, and in the aftermath of, the Reconstruction Period;
  3. identify the specific challenges and achievements of the African-American community from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the Second World War;
  4. describe the contributions and struggles of African-American people from the post-World War II Era to the end of the 1960s; and
  5. critically examine, in a comparative sense, the backgrounds and struggles of religious and ethnic communities of African descent and their ideas about Black identity and contributions made to the struggle of the African-American community.