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African American History, 1444-1877

AFAM 203
Fall 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 241
Course Cluster: African Studies

This course will examine the history of blacks in the New World from the 15th to the late 19th centuries. Beginning with the expansion of Europeans into the, from their perspective, newly discovered lands in Africa and the Americas, this class explores the Middle Passage, the history of slavery and emancipation in a hemispheric context, as well as the ideology of race during the 18th and 19th centuries in the wake of transformative intellectual movements in the United States and Europe. The course adopts a diasporic conceptual framework to elucidate the world-systemic dimensions of the history of blacks in the Americas. Moreover, it aims to show that rather than constituting a "minority," blacks represent one of the founding civilizations (along with Western Europeans and the Indigenous populations) to the "new worlds" that would be instituted in the wake of the Encounter of 1492.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AFST-MN)(AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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