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The African American Experience

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This course serves as an introduction to the African American experience. This course will explore the social construction of identity, culture, and the inequalities African Americans face in popular American culture. Race, class, and gender of the African American people will be explored from a historical to modern-day perspective.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Inequality and Class Differences for African Americans

    • Examine inequality for African Americans in United States politics and justice.
    • Explain the relationship between assimilation and the perception of class for African Americans.
    • Distinguish between social status and economic status among African Americans.
    • Describe the types of inequality faced by African Americans.

    African Americans in Culture and Communications

    • Evaluate the importance of African American culture to popular culture.
    • Examine the treatment of African Americans in the news media.

    African American Families

    • Examine the role of the family in African American culture.
    • Identify the features of childhood development unique to African American families.
    • Identify current health issues for African Americans.

    Gender Issues for African Americans

    • Indicate the importance of contributions by African American women to the women’s movement.
    • Compare and contrast female and male identity among African Americans.
    • Theorize about future trends for African American culture.

    The Construction of African American Identity

    • Describe the pre-slavery African identity.
    • Analyze the effect of slavery on African American identity.
    • Identify significant events of the Civil War and Reconstruction for African Americans.
    • Evaluate the development of African American identity from Reconstruction, through the Civil Rights movement, to today.
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