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

Short Description

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.


Taught twice weekly

Requirements of Entry

Admission to honours in History.

Excluded Courses





Coursework - class essay (2000 words approximately)

Examination duration - 120mins

Coursework - seminar presentation

Main Assessment In: April/May