461_1627_4455_001_syllabus - Professor Constance Hilliard...

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Professor Constance Hilliard Professor Constance Hilliard Wooten Hall Rm. 245 connie@unt.edu (940) 565-4972 Office Hours: Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only) H IST : 4455.001 AND : T HE H ISTORY OF B LACK W OMEN IN A MERICA Course Description: This course will offer a historical exploration into the characteristics, lifestyles and reflective thought of Black women in America. Beginning with an overview of the West African cultural environment from which Black women were brought to America in chains, this course will also examine the gender roles conditioned by slavery, as well as the historical and ongoing challenges and cultural output of this group. It will employ a multidisciplinary approach as it examines both the historical accounts and literary presentations of African-American women. Required Texts: Books: A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America by Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs Course Requirements and Grading: Mid-Term Exam 30% Final -Exam 30% Term paper 30% Quiz 10% The Term paper (10 to 12 pages typed) should present a factual, well-reasoned examination of an issue relating to the history of Black Women in America. The topic chosen must be approved by the instructor. This paper should also demonstrate clarity of thought and an effective use of source materials. Term papers will also be expected to followed accepted practices of form and style for academic writing, and make accurate use of citations, footnotes, and bibliography. Term papers without citations will receive a failing grade. DISABILITY STATEMENT: Any student with special circumstances covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act should register with the Office of Disability Accommodation (ODA), Suite 322, University Union Building, and also inform the instructor of the class. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the special needs of students with disabilities where such adjustments are necessary to provide equality of educational access. Students who have registered with the ODA should make an appointment to discuss their disabilities accommodation requests with the instructor. The ADA liaison for the Department of History is Dr. Eaton (WH 263).
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