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Last approved: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:35:40 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
History (HIST)
African American History to 1865
African American Hist. to 1865
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AMST 3360 - African American History to 1865



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Major themes and concepts emerging from the early history of the African presence in the Americas and black experiences in the new nation of the United States. Focus on the emergence and evolution of the concept of race, the ways race evolved in concert with Atlantic slavery, and how race intersected with gender, economics, religion, and nationality.
As a result of successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. identify the most significant names, dates, and events shaping this history of African American life and American society 2. explain the concepts integral to this early period of African American history, especially the concept of race as a social construction created and changing over the course of history and its impact on U.S society 3. apply the skills of critical thinking, active reading, and the basics of historical argumentation to the history of African Americans before U.S. emancipation 4. demonstrate their mastery of these facts, concepts, and skills through essays summarizing the contents of reading assignments and lectures. 5. Identify and analyze the impact of diverse experiences and cultures upon American history 6. Use cultural comparison as a tool for understanding how social, cultural, and economic contexts have shaped American history

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CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 1
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 4
Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Americas GCR (Pre2010)
SPHHS-Humanities Courses
SEAS - Humanities Electives

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