ADS 210 F 19PnT Syllabus MWF.docx - AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 210 BLACKS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY Michael Cauthen Fall 2019 Instructor M Cauthen Office 349G

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AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 210: BLACKS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY Michael Cauthen Fall 2019 Instructor: M. Cauthen Office: 349G Curry Bldg. Office Phone: 334-5507 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Mon . 1:30pm- 2:30pm; Wed . 1:30pm-2:30pm. Fri. 1:30pm-3:30pm. Credits: 3 1. Catalogue description Social, political, economic experience of blacks in the United States. Topics include the black family, Civil rights Movement, black politicians, and blacks in the labor market. 2. Expanded Course description This course is open to all undergraduate students. It explores the African American experience from multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary perspectives; particularly the experiences of members of the African American community in the twentieth century, and early twenty first century. Central to the above exploration will be the critique of the foremost theories and methodologies of African American sociology, African American political science, and black economics. The course also reviews the accomplishments of leading African American historical figures of the relevant eras; and analyzes the interplay of race, racism, and socio-culture in the full span of black life in the United States. 2. Expected Competencies (GSB SLOs): Upon successful completion of this course, students will have met the Student learning Objectives (SLOs) for a General Education Program course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB): GSB SLO1: Based on empirical information, describe or explain individual behavior or social conditions, contexts, or institutions. (This SLO links with the General Education Program’s Learning Goal 4 with a focus on social conditions.) GBS SLO2: Using theories of the social and behavioral sciences, analyze individual behavior or social conditions, contexts, or institutions. (This SLO links with the General Education Program’s learning Goal 4 with a focus on social conditions and General Education Program’s Learning Goal 1 with a focus on critical thinking.)
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To accomplish these GSB SLOs within the context of this course, students who successfully finish this class will be able to critically analyze basic sociocultural issues in the African American community via the achievement of the following course specifics: GSB SLO1 Describe the major issues and events that have shaped the African American ethnic group in the twentieth century, and early 21 st century (Links to GSB SLO 1 ) GSB SLO 1 Identify the leading figures in African American history and their contributions to society during the above eras (Links to GSB SLO 1 ); GSB SLO 2 Think critically about the various socio-political, socio-cultural and socio-
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