Oct 25, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAAS 3010 - African American History, Culture and Experience from 1866 to the Present


The culture, history and experience of African Americans from 1866 are the central focus of this course. As the second sequence in a two-part course, this course explores the history and evolution of life after reconstruction to the present. It includes an examination of the dynamics of culture, race, gender, social/economic status and political economy in the context of industrialization, post-industrialization, the concomitant systematic oppression of people of African descent, and the response of African Americans to these circumstances. Contemporary components of Black/African American popular culture as expressed in music, literature, film, art and the like will also be addressed. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category.

Credits: 3 hours



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