HST 252 : African-American History

This course examines the history, traditions, and culture of African Americans, beginning with African civilizations before slavery, the slave trade, slavery in the United States, and the various stages in the development of African American history. Students use the historical information to understand the current world, to appreciate the richness of beliefs, values, and traditions of people from diverse groups, and to heighten awareness of how power is wielded in society. Prerequisite(s): A passing score on the college's reading and writing placement tests, or a c or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or ENG 092. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Critical Thinking, Global and Historic Awareness and Human Expression.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. Evaluate a variety of primary and secondary historical sources. 2. Analyze the impact of religious, intellectual, and cultural movements in Russia and the Soviet Union in the 20th Century. 3. Analyze the influence of complex and diverse cultures within Russia and the Soviet Union. 4. Explain how geography shapes personal and cultural values and the collective identity of the Russian people. 5. Explain the development and transformation of the Soviet economy to a post-Soviet economy, as it relates to contemporary issues and challenges.