Course Syllabus

Unit 1: Cultural Identity of African Americans
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • The African Diaspora
  • African Americans & Cultural Identity
Unit 2: African Origins: Geography and Society
  • African Identity
  • African Kingdoms
  • Colonization & Its Impacts
Unit 3: Turning Points in African American History
  • Enslavement
  • Jim Crow Era
  • Modern Civil Rights
  • Post Civil Rights Era

Unit 4: Impact and Responses to Political, Economic, and Cultural Decisions  (1619 to 1865)

  • Developing the Peculiar Institution
  • Resistance to the Peculiar Institution
  • Ending the Peculiar Institution

Unit 5:Impact and Responses to Political, Economic, and Cultural Decisions  (1865-1945) 

  • Reshaping the Peculiar Institution
  • Citizenship Rights vs Political Barriers
  • Economic Barriers and Resistance
  • Cultural Resistance

Unit 6: Impact and Responses to Political, Economic, and Cultural Decisions  (1945-2000)

  • Overcoming Equalities
  • Federal Role in Civil Rights
  • Economic Impact
  • African American Identity
Unit 7:Contemporary Issues for African Americans (2000- Now)
  • Documentary 13th 
  • Modern Justice & Equity
  • Technology Media and Preception 
  • Modern Family & Society
Unit 8: Civic Action Related to African Americans
  • Final Exam Project & Honors Project

 

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