Aug 10, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 415A - African American Culture

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course introduces the concepts and issues of the African American cultural contributions to the United States, the African American experience in a predominantly European American country, and African American struggles and cultural greatness. (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the dynamics of African American culture in a learning environment
  • Describe the differences and similarities that exist between European American and African American cultures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the great contributions Africa has made to world civilizations
  • Explain what it currently means to be African American in today’s society and how racism hurts everyone regardless of their color

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Introduction to the class
  • From Africa to America
  • Evolution of the “Negro”
  • Africa’s American contributions to American culture
  • Ethnic notions
  • A question of color
  • Personal accounts of African Americans
  • Connection between sex and race
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Images of African Americans in the U.S.
  • Essays on change (3 classes)
  • Cultural accounts for cultural uniqueness
  • Dealing with the present and preparing for a better future
  • Test

Dr. Patrick Jung

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