Introduction to African American Studies - EGST 0203

Ethnic & Gender Studies

Westfield State University

Credits: 3

Subject Area(s): History, Sociology, Interdisciplinary/General Studies

Credential(s): Bachelor's Degree


Provides a comprehensive introduction to the interdisciplinary field of African American Studies. Historical, literary, theoretical and political perspectives within many African American traditions will be explored. The social construction of race, the history and legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and the fight for racial justice and freedom will be central to the course. Texts will include primary sources such as slave narratives, historical and literary sources as well as more contemporary theoretical and artistic works. The course will also investigate the complex experience of multiple kinds of African peoples in the Americas over the past 500 years.

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Introduction to African American Studies Associated Programs

Program ID Name Subject Area(s) Percent Online
EGSTEthnic & Gender StudiesReligion, Sociology

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