Mar 07, 2021  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 4355 - African Experience in America

Credits: 3 hrs
This research-based, seminar course is designed for the advanced study of the African experience in America from the seventeenth century through the colonial enslavement period, civil war and civil rights eras and the contemporary period.  The course will examine the “African American” life and practice in the context of African cultural and historical continuity.  This examination will include an interdisciplinary exploration of cultural expressions, religious orientations, language, mannerism, food, folklore, political and social thought, educational efforts, family and community life.  Such an approach will offer experiential outlets for students to conduct research in the special collections of Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and the state archives in Raleigh, as well as present their findings through a research symposia organized b the instructor and students.
Pre-requisite(s): HIS 2308