Course Description Mott Community College

African American History to 1877

3/3 Division: Fine Arts & Social Sciences
Meets Gen Ed Category: Social Science
Course Requirements: Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), or completion of RDNG-016.
Description: The study of the African American experience from African origins to 1877. Pre-16th century African civilizations, the Atlantic slave trade, the middle passage, racial slavery during the colonial and early republic, survival strategies of the enslaved and free, struggles for freedom, equality, and social justice during the colonial and post revolutionary periods, the abolitionist movement, the role of African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction. Reading of primary and secondary historical sources, critical thinking, creative discussion and oral presentation will be required of all students.
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