African American History

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Social Studies


This course surveys the African American experience from pre-diaspora Africa through today.  Topics include the Transatlantic slave trade, the role of slavery and race in the nation’s founding, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, emancipation, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow South, the Civil Rights Movement, and African Americans in the contemporary United States.  The course is offered in a blended format, so students complete online modules in addition to face-to-face learning experiences.  The course concludes with a capstone project, where students connect their knowledge about African American history to contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic questions.


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