The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course traces the history and culture of African Americans since World War II, focusing on individuals as well as social trends that informed the twentieth century struggle for racial equality.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the key issues and themes in African American history from World War II to the present.

2. Demonstrate knowledge about African-American history from a wide range of historical sources, photographs and film.

3. Evaluate scholarship in the context of African American history.

4. Transmit knowledge of African American history in written and oral forms.


Content

While most attention will center on the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the course also explores the more extreme expressions of black militancy and separatism tied to 'Black Power'. Moving into the post-civil rights era, we will chart the 'progress' made by African Americans in the United States after 1968, emphasizing the emergence of a black middle class alongside black politicians and a black entertainment industry. But also by scrutinizing the experiences of the black poor in this period, we will remain attuned to the persistence of racial disadvantage in America.


Requisite

This course replaces HIST3150. If you have successfully completed HIST3150 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

HIST3151The African American Experience from Martin Luther King to ObamaThis course traces the history and culture of African Americans since World War II, focusing on individuals as well as social trends that informed the twentieth century struggle for racial equality.FEDUAFaculty of Education and Arts468School of Humanities and Social Science2030005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195940Semester 1 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah201920 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.While most attention will center on the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the course also explores the more extreme expressions of black militancy and separatism tied to 'Black Power'. Moving into the post-civil rights era, we will chart the 'progress' made by African Americans in the United States after 1968, emphasizing the emergence of a black middle class alongside black politicians and a black entertainment industry. But also by scrutinizing the experiences of the black poor in this period, we will remain attuned to the persistence of racial disadvantage in America. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Understand the key issues and themes in African American history from World War II to the present.2Demonstrate knowledge about African-American history from a wide range of historical sources, photographs and film.3Evaluate scholarship in the context of African American history.4Transmit knowledge of African American history in written and oral forms. This course replaces HIST3150. If you have successfully completed HIST3150 you cannot enrol in this course.In Term Test: In Term Test (15%)Quiz: Online Quiz x 1 (20%)Annotated Bibliography: Annotated Bibliography (15%)Essay: Written Assignment (40%)Online Learning Activity: Pod cast (10%) CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term2Tutorials will commence in Week 2.OurimbahLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term2


Assessment items

In Term Test: In Term Test (15%)

Quiz: Online Quiz x 1 (20%)

Annotated Bibliography: Annotated Bibliography (15%)

Essay: Written Assignment (40%)

Online Learning Activity: Pod cast (10%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2

Tutorials will commence in Week 2.

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2