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African American History, 1444-1877
AFAM 203
Fall 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 213

In 1482 Portuguese colonists erected Elmina Castle in present day Ghana. Ten years later, Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Caribbean in 1492. This course will examine the global consequences of what these two events held for people of African descent. Focusing on a period from the 15th to the late 19th centuries, we will explore how black people in the Americas and Africa, how people of African descent in the Americas and Africa have experienced and responded to colonialism. Through a comparative framework holding the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Europe in concert, we will analyze how debates concerning enslavement and freedom, indigeneity and civilization, and pan-Africanism and national citizenship played out in different contexts.
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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