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HIS416 African-American History

This course is conceived on the belief that one cannot truly understand either the history of the United States, or contemporary American society without a thorough understanding of both African-American history, and the centrality of race in American History. This is a nation built upon a foundation of African-American slavery, profoundly molded by the construction of racial ideology as a way of justifying that slavery, and fundamentally shaped by the struggles of former slaves and their descendants for full and equal citizenship in the American nation. This course will explore the role of race and the history of African-Americans from the founding of the country through the present.

Credit Hours: 3

Academic Catalog 15-16