SRJC Course Outlines

9/22/2023 7:14:17 AMHIST 30 Course Outline as of Spring 2000

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 30Title:  AFR-AMER HIST  
Full Title:  African-American History
Last Reviewed:2/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled012 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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The history and development of African-American people and their contributions to American culture.  Major topics include the rise of African civilization.  The impact of the slave trade on Africa, Europe and the Americas, slavery and emancipation, and African-American political development from Reconstruction to the present.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The history and development of African-American people and their contribution to American culture from 1619 to the present.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Fall 2022
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Institutions
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2023
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D4Gender Studies  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011Fall 2023
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2000Summer 2011
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Summer 1995
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D4Gender Studies  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2023
 4CEthnic Studies  
 XAU.S. History  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2011Fall 2023
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceSpring 2000Summer 2011
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1992Fall 1995
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will:
1.  Develop an awareness of the African heritage of Black Americans.
2.  Develop an appreciation for the African-American influence on
   language, music and other aspects of American culture.
3.  Recognize the impact of slavery, emancipation and the struggle
   for civil rights on American law and politics.
4.  Analyze the African-American's past and present role in helping
   shape U.S. social and economic policy.
5.  Analyze the historical roots of racism and the on-going problem
   of racial conflict in contemporary American society.
6.  Voluntarily express their views and pose questions during in-class
7.  Record lecture and reading material on written exams.
8.  Synthesize lecture and reading material on written exams.
9.  Demonstrate communication and analytical skill levels on exams and
   other written assignments.

Topics and Scope
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I.     African-American Historiography
      A.  Controversies surrounding the research and writing of
          African-American history
      B.  African-American historiography and its relationship to
          history and culture.
II.    African Heritage
      A.  Pre-European African civilization
      B.  African religion, art and folkways
      C.  African survivals in the New World
III.   Slavery and the Western World
      A.  Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa, Europe and
          the Americas
      B.  Comparative look at slavery in British, Spanish and
          Portugese America
      C.  The "Peculian Institution" and the Southern United States.
IV.    North of Slavery:  Free Blacks in Ante-Bellum America
V.     Slavery and Sectionalism
      A.  The Moral and Economic Debate
      B.  The Abolitionist Crusade
      C.  From the Missouri Compromise to Harper's Ferry
VI.    Civil War:  "The Second American Revolution"
      A.  From War for the Union to War for Emancipation
      B.  The African-American and the Union Effort
      C.  Blacks under the Confederacy
VII.   Reconstruction:  "The Second Civil War"
      A.  The Anxieties and Expectations of Emancipation
      B.  African-American Participation in Reconstruction
      C.  Black Codes, the Klan, and Neo-Slavery
VIII.  The African-American and the New South
      A.  Jim Crow and the Nadir in American Race Relations
      B.  Booker T. Washington and the Atlanta Compromise
      C.  Populism and the Black Farmer
      D.  W.E.B. DuBois and the Niagra Movement
IX.    Between the Wars
      A.  World War I, Black Migration and the "New Negro"
      B.  The Harlem Rennaisance and the Jazz Age
      C.  Garveyism and the Back to Africa Movement
      D.  The African-American and New Deal Politics
X.     World War II and the Truman Years
      A.  The Fight at Home and Abroad
      B.  Migration and Urbanization
      C.  Discrimination in the Defense Industries
      D.  Truman and the Fair Deal
XI.    The Civil Rights Struggle
      A.  Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
      B.  CORE, SNCC and Non-Violent Protest
      C.  The March on Washington
XII.   Black Power and the Sixties
      A.  Self-Help, Militancy and Racial Awareness
      B.  Malcom X and Pan Africanism
      C.  Disillusionment and the "Long Hot Summers"
XIII.  Viet Nam and the Great Society
      A.  The African-American Soldier in Viet Nam
      B.  Rhythm & Blues meet Rock n' Roll:  The African-American
          and the Youth Culture
      C.  The African-American and the New Left
XIV.   Conclusion
      A.  The African-American Community and Contemporary American
      B.  The Debate Over Affirmative Action


Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 75%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 50%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Colin A. Palmer:  Passageways:  An Interpretive History of Black
 America, 2 Volumes, (Fort Worth:  Harcourt Brace, 1998).

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