AFC 101 - Introduction to African American Studies | GEUS
An introductory examination of the African American experience. Acquaints students with the trends, issues and forces that have shaped that experience; considers the concepts of cultural adaptation, institutional development, and group self-definition; and surveys the contemporary status and condition of African Americans.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer
AFC 101 meets the requirements for a course on U.S. diversity because it surveys the origins, development, and current status of African Americans from the perspective of a discipline that places this group at the center of its inquiry. A historically underrepresented and oppressed group, African Americans constitute one of the largest minorities in the U.S. This group has been essential to the formation and character of U.S. society from its inception to the present. The struggle by African Americans for equality and human dignity and their contributions to U.S. and world cultures reveal much about the role and significance of diversity in American society. The course examines the interactions of African Americans with U.S. immigrant groups and with Native peoples. Cultural, economic, gender, religious, racial, and class factors in oppression are of particular concern.
Previously listed as AAS 101
Equivalent Courses AAS 101
Updates Course Rotation added 8/2014; Prefix change 2/2013, effective Summer 2013
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