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The African American Experience
Course Section Information:
This course's objective is to examine the experiences of people of African descent in the United States. The course will survey the history of African Americans from their Africans origins, through enslavement and emancipation up to the present. It will address such issues as the origins of slavery and racism in America, the experience of enslavement, the global economic, political, and cultural component of slavery, the creation of the slave trade, the development of African American culture, the black family, religion, spirituality, racial identity, protest, and resistance, among others. The course will also stress the major contributions of African Americans to the United States and how they have shaped and defined American culture.
Special Section Registration Requirements:
Two sections are offered:
Section 008 CRN 13401
Section 009 CRN 11964
Web Course Features (Students will be required to use):
Online Chat/Virtual Classroom
On-Campus or ITV(KTLN) meetings: Times, Dates: Asynchronous, no meeting times, weekly assignments.
Printed Textbooks: Carson, C., Lapsansky-Werner, E. J., & Nash, G. B. (2011). The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans, Concise Edition, Combined Volume (Penguin Academic Series), 2/E. Pearson: Publisher.
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