The African American Experience From Slavery To The Presidency HIST4027
- Academic Session: 2014-15
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
The election of Barrack Obama in 2008 was a groundbreaking event in African American history, and has led many to question whether the United States is now 'post-racial.' This course will examine black history, race relations and gender from the perspective of African Americans: beginning with the emancipation of enslaved African Americans during the Civil War, through the civil rights struggles that began during Reconstruction and continued into the twentieth century, and ending with a discussion of African American culture and politics in the twenty-first century.
Requirements of Entry
Admission to honours in History.
Coursework - class essay (2000 words approximately)
Examination duration - 120mins
Coursework - seminar presentation
Main Assessment In: April/May