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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (HIS-243124)

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Course Description:


This course addresses African American experiences from slavery to contemporary times, primarily within the United States, and as it relates to Africa and the Diaspora. Beginning with African roots and moving to a survey of African American history, we will introduce a variety of examples and voices to include diverse African American experiences and perspectives. You will learn how several disciplines – History, Social Science, Black Feminism, Cultural Studies, and the Arts — have contributed to Africana Studies. Employing their methods, we will chronologically address the topics of African Identity, Gender, Economic Value, and Violent Racial Oppression. This multi-faceted approach to selected topics provides an overview of African American history and culture and can help shape your own additional studies.

Recommended: A United States history course and United States government course.

This course partially meets the General Education requirement in American History for all students, but fully meets the General Education requirement in American History for students scoring 85 or above on the New York State Regents exam in United States History and Government.


This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: American History-Partial

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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