AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

A.S. DEGREE

Description
The African-American studies program aims to provide students with a broad-based interdisciplinary education, enabling the participants to explore and integrate knowledge related to African-American studies for eventual transfer and/or future organizational leadership roles. It strives to provide fresh ideas, new perspectives and possible solutions to historical and contemporary African-American issues. The program will appeal to anyone who wants to understand the historical and contemporary injustices of racial oppression as well as those who desire to acquire the capabilities of transcending oppression, building environments of unity in diversity, and championing social justice.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the history of African Americans from slavery to current times
2. Discuss theories of African-American progress
3. Describe the contributions of African Americans in U.S. culture
4. Explain the influence of African Americans in a global context
5. Distinguish between attitudinal and institutional racism
6. Explain the intersection of race, gender and class in American society
7. Analyze the various ways of achieving racial justice in the U.S.
8. Develop a practical personal plan for social change
9. Articulate strategies for promoting effective public discourse on race
10. Write effectively to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of African-American life and history.


Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into level 4 math at MCC).


Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
    FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    ENG 101 College Composition OR
    ENG 200 Advanced Composition
    3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - WR 3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology - WR 3
    HIS 102 Introduction to African-American Studies - WR
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    15
    SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    3
HIS 103 African-American History I: to 1865 - WR 3
PHL 210 Human Rights and Democracy in Domestic and International Contexts - WR, GR 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    15
    THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

    MTH 160 Statistics I
    3
    ENG 210 Literature of the Black Experience
    3
    HIS 104 African-American History II: since 1865 - WR
    3
    SOC 201 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity - WR
    3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION
    2
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    17
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    3
SOC 205 African-American Family - WR 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
    Total
    15
TOTAL CREDITS 62

PROGRAM ELECTIVES:
ANT 201, 202, 216; BIO 116; ENG 216, 230; GEG 102, 211, HIS 111, 112, 211, 216, 240; HMN 106; HON 195, IDC 295; MUS 120, 150; PHL 103, POS 102, 210, 216, 234; SOC 102, 202, 203, 206, 210, 216; SUS 101.