The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

HIST3151

Units

20 units

Level

3000 level

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.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

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

20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.


Assessment items

In Term Test: In Term Test (15%)

Quiz: Online Quiz x 1 (10%)

Annotated Bibliography: Annotated Bibliography (15%)

Essay: Written Assignment (50%)

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