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Brookhaven CollegeHUMA 2319 – American Minority StudiesONLINE COURSEEdleeca Thompson, HumanitiesOffice phone: 972-860-4236Email address:[email protected]Office number: D-111 BSCADIVISION OFFICE (D-123) 972-860-4730OFFICE HOURS: POSTEDHUMA 2319 American Minorities StudiesThis interdisciplinary survey examines the diverse cultural, artistic, economic, historical, political, and socialaspects of American minority communities. Topics may include race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class,sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and religion.Coordinating Board Academic ApprovalNumber45.1101.53 25.THEME:Africana Art and CultureAn exploration of African, African American, and Afro-Latin-Caribbean history, culture, and creativity as viewedthrough art, music, dance, performance, film, and media.REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:Africana Studies: A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora, 3rded. Mario Azevedo, ed. 2005.Student Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will:1. Analyze the history, culture, and struggles for equality of American minority groups.2. Articulate an informed personal response and critically analyze works by minorities in the arts andhumanities.3. Demonstrate awareness of multiple cultural perspectives representative of diverse minority groups.4. Describe the impact of discrimination on the everyday life of minority groups in the context of social, political,and economic circumstances.5. Analyze minority group interactions in the United States focusing on immigration and migration patterns,assimilation processes, and adjustments to American life.6. Formulate an understanding of shifting societal perceptions and self-identifications of minority group culturalidentities.CORE CURRICULUM INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES (CCIC)*Humanities 2319 satisfies the followingCore Curriculum Intellectual Competencies defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.1.*READING: the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials - books, documents, andarticles - above 12thgrade level.2.WRITING: the ability to produce clear, correct and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion andaudience - above 12thgrade level3.SPEAKING: the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriateto purpose, occasion, and audience - above 12thgrade level.4.LISTENING: analyze and interpret various forms of spoken communication, possess sufficient literacyskills of writing, reading - above 12thgrade level.5.*CRITICAL THINKING: think and analyze at a critical level.6.COMPUTER LITERACY: understand our technological society, use computer based technology incommunication, solving problems, acquiring information.VERY IMPORTANTFinancial Aid Certification of Attendance:You must attend and participate in your on-campus or online course(s) in order to receive federalfinancial aid. You must complete what is required by the first due date or you will not be certified. Yourinstructor is required by law to validate your attendance in your on-campus or online course in orderfor you to receive financial aid.

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