As the introductory course required to earn a certificate in African American Studies, this course examines the past and present, the doings and the sufferings of Americans of African descent from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the ways in which serious intellectual scrutiny of the agency of black people in the United States help redefine what it means to be American, new world, modern and post modern.
DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk
Meier, Negro Thought in America, 1880-1915
Raboteau, Slave Religion
Ellison, Shadow and Act
See instructor for complete list
150 pages of reading per week.
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term – 30%
Paper in lieu of Final – 50%
Class/Precept Participation – 20%
Course is required for concentrators