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EGS 136 - African American Roots

5 Credits
Traces the social development of significant issues in the lives of black people in the U.S. through the civil-rights movement, including the legacy of slavery, family relations, gender construction, the role of religion, methods of resistance, the impact of segregation, political movements, the struggle for civil rights and the importance of cultural expression.

Course Note Previously CGG 136, & DGS 136

Quarters Typically Offered

Fall Day

Designed to Serve All students.  Satisfies diversity and globalism requirement
Active Date 20170530T16:33:14

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline

  • Political economy of slavery
  • Gender construction
  • Family & social life
  • Religion and resistance
  • Expressive culture
  • Racism and repression
  • Intellectual life
  • The politics of resistance and rebellion.

Student Learning Outcomes
Apply communication & conflict resolution skills to contemporary issues.

Critically analyze and evaluate racial and ethnic issues in historical context.

Explain connections between African-social and cultural traditions and African American cultural & social formations.

Describe effect of world system on U.S. demographics & economy.

Explain the relationship of African Americans to the formation of multicultural American society.

Explain the relationship of slavery and resistance activities on American culture & political pluralism.

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