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Course Descriptions

HIS 103 - African-American History I: to 1865

3 Credits

This course explores the history of African-Americans since they left their West African ancestral homeland to the moment they were emancipated following the Civil War. It emphasizes the brutalizing impact of the slave trade on its victims, slave life, the establishment of white supremacy, the strategies slaves adopted to transcend their ordeal and the achievements and contributions they made in America. In addition, the course deals with the fight for the emancipation of slaves and the steps leading up to the end of chattel slavery in America.

Learning Attributes: WR

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 to the Civil War.
2. Discuss the development and impact of white supremacy.
3. Identify the role of the most notable African Americans as well as European Americans who have shaped America’s history of race relations
4. Describe the sufferings African Americans have endured and examine the coping and survival strategies they developed.
5. Identify the contributions of African-Americans to the United States from the Colonial Era to the Civil War.
6. Demonstrate and apply historical knowledge associated with African Americans.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023