African American History

This course explores the history of Africans in the Americas by engaging with the work of archivists, anthropologists, and historians. Black artists and musicians are an integral part of daily lessons.

Mod a – Black Resistance before 1900 begins with an exploration of fifteenth-century diplomacy between African Empires and European traders and continues to explore forms of resistance in the Americas, including rebellion, marronage, and free Black communities.

Mod b – Black Resistance in the 20th Century focuses on events leading up to and defining the civil rights movement. This mod centers theories of self-sufficiency and landmark speeches.

Mod c – Research Topics in Black Resistance gives students the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a topic of their choice. Final projects may have a creative component if a student is artistically inclined.

Mods a and b can be taken independently and can be taken in any order. Mod c is the culmination of the full course. (Mod c may be taken independently in fulfilment of a service-learning project with permission from the Service Learning Coordinator.)

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0