May 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

HIST-255 African American History Since 1865

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
The study of the African American experience from the Reconstruction era to today. Reconstruction the rise and fall of Jim Crow African Americans in the Progressive Movement the makings of the New Negro the Great Migration the origins and evolution of the Civil Rights Movement and the struggles over an African American identity from the 1970s to today. Special attention is paid to the migration of African Americans to the urban north and the social-economic situation which they encountered there. Reading of primary and secondary historical sources critical thinking creative discussion and oral presentation will be required of all students.

Course Outcomes
1. Analyze the origins of, and African American response to the Jim Crow system in American history 2. Analyze the origins of, and successes and limitations to the Civil rights Movement in American history 3. Evaluate primary and secondary sources in African American history 4. Apply critical thinking, reading, writing and communication skills effectively