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HIST 1140 Introduction to African and African American History

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    Mar 28, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Shannon is the most inspirational teacher you will take at GSU.

    Course highlights:

    She teaches you things about history in this country that you were never taught before. very eye opening.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Winter 2016
    • Lisa Shannon
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    Feb 08, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend course because it provided a great outlook on African/ African American History for the point of view of the individuals that experienced the history. The course provided the story that was not told, or that is not told or sanitized in everyday Westernized history textbook. Professor Shannon indeed made the course even more exceptional by forcing us to critically think and tie in fundamental concept factors of the course but also life in general.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course included learning about the enslavement of Africans through chattel slavery and going into depth of how slavery and cultural divide has still affected modern-day mindsets. Learning about the nature of Afrocentricism and social institutions that provoke institutional racism provides a new way of thinking about everyday actions and comments we make as individuals. Personally, I enjoyed learning about the two different kinds of slavery that existed during that time, but slavery existed in Africa as well, but it was not the same as the chattel slavery that was apart of the American society. In Africa, enslavement was based on debt or social class or from wars and individuals were not stripped of their identities. Many of the enslaved peoples in Africa were allowed to practice whatever religion they pleased, and it was respected, and many had the same social status as their enslaver.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    For any student considering taking this course, I would recommend reading the textbook, fully engaging in the lecture and most important do RESEARCH outside of class because there so much untouched information and untold stories that modern day textbooks do not share.

    • Fall 2016
    • Lisa Shannon
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    May 16, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor he does a good job of covering material and making it interesting!

    Course highlights:

    His power points make the stories easy to follow.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    He doesnt cover a vast amount of information but what he does cover is ver in depth

    • Summer 2011
    • LisaShannon

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