HST 122 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
HST 122 – African-American History II
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:
- identify and discuss ways in which African Americans responded to opportunities available to them during the post-Civil War era;
- assess political, economic, social, and educational challenges of African Americans made during, and in the aftermath of, the Reconstruction Period;
- 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;
- describe the contributions and struggles of African-American people from the post-World War II Era to the end of the 1960s; and
- 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.