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African-American History to 1865: Diaspora and Liberation (HIST 1300)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3.00

Description: This course examines the African experience in the Americas from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War. This includes African civilizations and their cultural characteristics, the formation of capitalism and its slavery roots, and the development of racialistic structures. Included will be issues of cultural hegemony, states' rights and the Civil War. The progressive attempts by African American men and women and their Native American and Caucasian allies to obtain freedom and to gain their political rights will be explored.

Topical Outline:

1. What is History?
2. Africa Before the Atlantic Slave Trade
3. Ideas of Race and the Origins of the Atlantic Slave System
4. Slavery and Africans in Colonial America
5. African-Americans in the Revolution, Slavery in the Constitution
6. Resistance, Rebellion and Civil War


Learning Outcomes:
1. Analyze primary and secondary sources in proper historical context
2. Identify historical interpretations through critical reading
3. Construct historical arguments (written and oral) using evidence
4. Understand and explain the major themes, events and issues of African-American History 1400-1865
5. Recognize the significant role Africans and African-Americans play in shaping both American and World history
6. Apply knowledge of African-American History 1 to better understand current issues that affect you, your family, your community and your world 

Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7