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HSTY2609: African-American History and Culture

From fashion, food, and music to speech patterns and protest methods, African American culture has profoundly influenced both America and the wider world. In this unit we survey American race relations, focusing on the emergence of Black communities, the spread of Black music, literature and film, the history of the civil rights and Black power movements and the role of race in contemporary America.

Code HSTY2609
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop a solid grasp of African-American history from 1865 to the present
  • LO2. demonstrate a basic understanding of race relations in American history as it pertains to African Americans from 1865 to the present
  • LO3. demonstrate critical reading skills of secondary source material
  • LO4. analyse primary sources in relation to other accumulated knowledge
  • LO5. articulate responses to unit readings in the company of other students
  • LO6. search primary and secondary sources in response to a guided research question
  • LO7. write a research essay proposal
  • LO8. complete a research essay using primary source materials.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.