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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (HIS-243124)

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Course Description:


This course describes and analyzes African American experiences from slavery to contemporary times, primarily within the United States, but also as related to the Diaspora in other parts of the Americas. The course briefly examines the economic, geographic and political effects of slavery and its aftereffects. Twenty-first century African-American cultural and social history will form the core of the course. Topics covered will include arts and cultural achievements, issues in education, political developments, racial conflict and violence, the civil rights movement and contemporary issues as viewed by the African-American cartoonist Aaron McGruder.

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 the Center for Distance 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) : Jan. Sep.

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