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African American History, 1444-1877
AFAM 203
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 241

This course will examine the history of blacks in the New World from the 15th to the late 19th century. Beginning with the expansion of Europeans into then newly discovered lands (from their perspective) in Africa and the Americas, this class explores the Middle Passage, and the history of slavery and emancipation in a hemispheric context, as well as the ideology of race during the 18th and 19th centuries. The course adopts a disaporic perspective in order to demonstrate the world-systemic dimensions of the history of Blacks in the Americas, and therefore 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.

Essential Capabilities: None
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: Not Available

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