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History (HIST)

HIST 152 (GH;US;IL) (AF AM 152) African American History (3) African roots; colonial and revolutionary experiences; slavery and abolitionism; civil war and reconstruction; accommodation and protest; the new militancy.

HIST 152 African American History (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

History 152 introduces students to African American history -a segment of American history still excluded from many traditional American history texts except for an occasional appendix reference. The course begins with the African origins of Black Americans and concludes with an overview of the last half of the twentieth century. Lecture, readings and film explore individual achievements, the black community, efforts in self and group expression, and economic issues.  History 152 satisfies three credits for History majors and General Education. For all other students this course fulfills a Humanities and US/IL requirements.

General Education: GH
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2013

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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