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HIS 302 - African-American History Since 1910

Prerequisite: 3 credits of History or equivalent learning community/Interdisciplinary or topics course. Satisfies 3 credits toward African and Africa-America Studies Minor.

Course Description: The course is a survey of the major historical events which shaped the lives of African-Americans in the United States starting with the Great Migration to the North around 1914 and ending with the end of the century events, such as the inclusion of African-Americans into major national institutions of leadership. The course is oriented toward research and discussion of topics in social history. Some of the issues covered are labor policies toward African-Americans during the twentieth century; the work of the major civil rights organizations including the NAACP, the Urban League, CORE, SCLC, and SNCC in charting social change; the history of black feminist thought; African-American participation in World War I and World War II, Korea and Vietnam; integration versus black nationalism; and the 1990's crisis of black leadership as analyzed by Cornel West, John White, and Stephen F. Lawson.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Odd years.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

History Department

Course Attributes:
Inquiry and Exploration

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: