AFS 100 - Introduction to African-American Studies
This is an interdisciplinary exploration of the experience and initiative of people of African descent throughout the world. Students will be introduced to the history, religion, sociology, politics, economics, creative production and psychology of African peoples, especially in the United States. In addition, the course introduces a variety of perspectives, theories, practical applications and methods of studying African peoples and their social evolution.
A student may earn credit for HIS102 or AFS100, but cannot earn credit for both courses because they are equivalent courses.
Learning Attributes: WR
SUNY General Education: SUNY-AH - American History (SAMH)
MCC General Education: MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Summarize the experience and initiative of people of African descent throughout the world
2. Outline the major events in African-American history
3. Summarize the African-American religious experience
4. Outline the highlights of African-American sociology
5. Describe the major issues in African-American politics and economics
6. Analyze the highlights of Black creative production
7. Discuss the key issues in African-American psychology.
8. Summarize the variety of perspectives, theories, practical applications and methods of studying African peoples and their social evolution.
Course Offered Fall, Spring