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HIS 104 - African-American History II: since 1865

3 Credits

The course centers on African-American evaluations of their resistance to legal and cultural racism since the Civil War to present. Students will examine this resistance in four distinct eras: Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights Movement, and Modern. Throughout, course participants will be introduced to a variety of social barriers designed to block opportunities and access to equal economic, political, and social rights, and chances for advancement. A clarification of the impact of the constant struggle on the character of African Americans is the main theme.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, SUNY - U.S. History and Civic Engagement

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-AH - American History (SAMH)

MCC General Education: MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Recall the most significant events in African-American history from Reconstruction to present.
2. Discuss the development, expression, and impact of white supremacy on American society.
3. Describe the impact of racial violence on African-American identity and examine the coping and survival strategies African Americans developed.
4. Analyze the role of social forces in the formation of the character of cities, institutions, and neighborhoods in which African Americans are concentrated.
5. Identify the role of African Americans in the advancement of equality and social justice in the United States.
6. Summarize the role of African-American women in the establishment of voluntary organizations from Reconstruction to present.
7. Identify the role of the most notable African Americans as well as European Americans in shaping America’s history of race relations.
8. Demonstrate and put to use historical knowledge in social action and discourse of society.

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