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African American History, 1444 - 1877
AFAM 203
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 241, AMST 237

This course examines the history of the blacks in the New World from the 15th to the late 19th century. Beginning with the expansion of Europeans into then-newly-discovered lands in Africa and in 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. The course adopts a disaporic perspective to demonstrate the world-systemic nature of the history of blacks in the Americas and therefore aims to show that rather than constituting a minority, the black population group represents one of the founding civilizations (along with Western Europeans and the Indigenous populations) to the cultural matrix defining of the Americas.

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)

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