African-American History ~ Introductory Lecture

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Published on January 20, 2009

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Introductory Lecture

Course Requirements Finish the assigned readings in a timely manner. Attend all classes. (15% of the grade) Attendance taken via iClicker. Participation. (20% of the final grade) In-class Quizzes (10% of the final grade) Book Discussions (15% of the final grade) Take-home exam. (20% of the final grade) Group research project. (20% of the final grade)

Finish the assigned readings in a timely manner.

Attend all classes. (15% of the grade) Attendance taken via iClicker.

Participation. (20% of the final grade)

In-class Quizzes (10% of the final grade)

Book Discussions (15% of the final grade)

Take-home exam. (20% of the final grade)

Group research project. (20% of the final grade)

Books & Readings Required Textbook 1 : Creating Black Americans iClicker Books for Discussion Philip Dray, Capitol Men Robert William Fogel, Without Consent or Contract Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom Thomas Sugrue, Sweet Land of Liberty Primary Documents Handed Out Weekly in Class On Blackboard ( Course Documents / Week X )

Required

Textbook 1 : Creating Black Americans

iClicker

Books for Discussion

Philip Dray, Capitol Men

Robert William Fogel, Without Consent or Contract

Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom

Thomas Sugrue, Sweet Land of Liberty

Primary Documents

Handed Out Weekly in Class

On Blackboard ( Course Documents / Week X )

Other Resources Blackboard Check Grades Download Lectures Download Primary Documents Course Guidelines Watch Videos Listen to Audio My Blog (www.chadcover.com/blog) Class-related announcements Links to relevant web sites Wiki ( www.chadcover.com/wiki )

Blackboard

Check Grades

Download Lectures

Download Primary Documents

Course Guidelines

Watch Videos

Listen to Audio

My Blog (www.chadcover.com/blog)

Class-related announcements

Links to relevant web sites

Wiki ( www.chadcover.com/wiki )

Contact Me The best way to reach me is in class. You can ask me questions at the start of class or after class. By Email Email Address: [email_address] By Phone Office Phone: x4835 Office Hours May Hall 314 Office Hours: Friday, 10:30-12:15 & By Appointment

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What is “African-American?” African Americans share the following characteristics* : A common language A common ancestry A common history A common culture A common skin color * One or more answers could be correct. Choose one.

African Americans share the following characteristics* :

A common language

A common ancestry

A common history

A common culture

A common skin color

* One or more answers could be correct. Choose one.

“ African-American?” Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Creole, African languages Ancestry: Share a common background as diasporal people, but hail from hundreds of different Western African peoples. History: Share a common background as a minority people in a white- majority culture. Common culture: Depends upon one’s definition of culture. Common skin color: “Black” people come in many shades of color.

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