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SOC 205 THE SOCIOLOGY OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA

SOC 205 Sociology of the Black Community

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  SOC 205 Sociology of the Black Community

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

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course examines the social forces operating in the Black community.  Consideration is given to the changes in the philosophy of the Black movement and changes in attitude about integration.  Black leadership is particularly stressed.

General Education Goals: SOC 205 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples.  SOC 205 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goals: Ethical Reasoning and Action and Information Literacy, which are respectively as follows: Students will understand ethical issues and situations; and 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 elements of African antiquity that contribute to notions of being or existence in African Diaspora communities;
  2. critically analyze the historical evolution of cultural links that maintain the integrity of the African Diaspora;
  3. describe and evaluate the key elements required for integrity in leadership; and
  4. evaluate the impact of enslavement of African people on the African American community today.