African American History

In this course, students explore the history of Africans in the Americas by engaging with the work of archivists and historians. Content covers fifteenth-century diplomacy between Africa and Europe; centers African American art, film, and music; and explores twentieth-century debates between Black intellectuals. This course extends the student’s ability to analyze and interpret both primary and secondary sources. Class activities include collaborative group work, oral presentations, debates, lectures, and analysis of historical documents. Successful completion of an independent research project is a course requirement.

Students may take the first mod as a stand-alone course.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0