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5/25/2024 3:50:21 AMHIST 30 Course Outline as of Spring 2012

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 30Title:  AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY  
Full Title:  African American History
Last Reviewed:5/13/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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A critical examination of African American history and historiography covering the colonial period through the opening of the 21st century.  We will trace the African American experience from its West African roots, through the trauma of the Atlantic slave trade, and the struggle of a people to create culture and community under the brutal conditions of American slavery.  Following an overview of the Civil War and Reconstruction, students will analyze the rise of "Jim Crow," black migration and urbanization over the course to two world wars and the continuing influence of African Americans on the politics and culture of the United States.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A critical examination of African American history and historiography covering the colonial period through the opening of the 21st century.  We will trace the African American experience from its West African roots, through the trauma of the Atlantic slave trade, and the struggle of a people to create culture and community under the brutal conditions of American slavery.  Following an overview of the Civil War and Reconstruction, students will analyze the rise of "Jim Crow," black migration and urbanization over the course to two world wars and the continuing influence of African Americans on the politics and culture of the United States.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Fall 2022
 Area:D
F
G
D
G
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  
 D5Geography  
 D6History  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011Fall 2023
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D6History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2000Summer 2011
 D6History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Summer 1995
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D4Gender Studies  
 D5Geography  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2023
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4FHistory  
 XAU.S. History  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2011Fall 2023
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4FHistory  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceSpring 2000Summer 2011
 4FHistory  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1992Fall 1995
 4FHistory  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe historical methodology and demonstrate an analytical approach to interpreting the past.
 
2. Compare and contrast different historical interpretations to explain historical events and societal change over time.
 
3. Critically evaluate key issues in the African American experience.
 
4. Recognize the centrality of slavery and its eventual abolition to America's economic and political development through the 19th century.
 
5. Trace the African American struggle for equal rights and analyze its impact on American law and politics up to the present day.
 
6. Identify and explain the African American influence on American culture.
 
7. Trace the historical roots of racism and analyze the ongoing problems of racial and class conflict in contemporary American society.
 
8. Compose expository essays analyzing historically significant people, events and problems in United States History.

Topics and Scope
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1. History as Social Science
   A. Understanding the present through analyzing the past
   B. Methods of inquiry, primary and secondary sources, analysis and critical thinking
2. African American Historiography: Black Americans and the Historians, 1880 - Present
3. African Roots of African American Culture
   A. Africa and the ancient world
   B. West African society and culture
   C. Early encounters with Europeans
4. African Diaspora: Slavery and the Atlantic World
   A. Impact of the slave trade on Africa, Europe and the Americas
   B. Slave societies of the Western Hemisphere: a comparative view
   C. Slavery in British colonial America
5. Blacks and the American Revolution: Race, Slavery, and "Natural Rights" Philosophy
6. Slavery and the "Cotton Kingdom"
   A. The "peculiar institution" and antebellum America
   B. Culture of resistance: "the world the slaves made"
7. North of Slavery: Free Blacks in Antebellum America
8. Slavery and a Nation Divided
   A. The abolitionist crusade
   B. Slavery, manifest destiny, and political realignments
   C. "Irrepressible Conflict": the road to civil war
9. The Civil War: "Second American Revolution"
   A. From war for union to war for emancipation
   B. Blacks and the Union
   C. Blacks and the Confederacy
10. Reconstruction: "Failed Revolution"
   A. 13th, 14th, 15th amendments
   B. Republicans - black and white
   C. Southern white resistance and the Compromise of 1877
11. African Americans and the "New South"
   A. Contract labor, sharecropping, and the convict-lease system
   B. "Separate but equal": Plessey v. Ferguson, 1896
   C. Washington and Dubois: accommodation vs. protest
12. Race Relations and Imperial America
   A. "Exodusters," "Buffalo Soldiers," and the trans-Mississippi West
   B. Racial ideology and the Spanish American War
   C. White supremacy triumphant
13. World War I, the Great Migration, and the "New Negro"
   A. Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association
   B. Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age
   C. African Americans and the New Deal
14. World War II: Seeds of Revolution
   A. A. Phillip Randolph and the March on Washington Movement
   B. "Double 'V'": the fight at home and abroad
15. The Civil Rights Movement
   A. Racial reform and Cold War politics
   B. Civil disobedience and the strategy of nonviolence
   C. Martin Luther King: from Montgomery to "I Have a Dream"
   D. Successes and failures: 1954 - 1965
16. Black Power and the Sixties
   A. Malcolm X and nascent black consciousness
   B. Black Panther Party and anti-capitalist critique
   C. Black Student Movement and Black Studies
   D. Rise of black elected officials
17. Johnson's Great Society and Conservative Reaction
   A. The Vietnam War and inner-city rebellions
    B. "White flight" and inner-city poverty
   C. Conservative challenge to New Deal/Great Society liberalism
   D. Progress and poverty at the end of the 20th century
18. African Americans in the 21st Century
   A. Hip Hop Nation, black cultural expression, and the American mainstream
   B. Election of Barack Obama

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 40 to 80 pages per week.  Assignments may consist of either primary or secondary sources.
 
2.  12 to 15 pages of writing which may consist of any combination of: homework, analytical essays, reaction or research papers, film or book reviews.
 
3.  One essay-based midterm and one essay-based final exam which may also include multiple choice or short answer questions.
 
4.  Class participation which may include small group work, extemporaneous question and answer, or oral presentations.

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
25 - 50%
Written homework, analytical essays, reaction or research papers, film or book reviews
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 75%
Essay, multiple choice, and other forms of formal testing
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 25%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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African Americans: A Concise History, 3rd edition.  Clark Hine, Darlene, et al.  Pearson: 2010
 
In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South.  Franklin, John Hope and Schweninger, Loren.  Oxford University Press: 2006
 
Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945 - 2006, 3rd edition.  Marable, Manning.  University Press of Mississippi: 2007

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