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African-American Studies

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Anthrop/History/Poli. Science/Sociology

School(s): Social Sciences & Global Studies

MCC Program Code: AF01
CIP Code: 05.0201
NYSED Code (BRI): 37564
NYSED Code (DCC): 37563

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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.