African American History Since 1865

Course Description

This course examines the history of the Black/African American in the United States since the ending of the American Civil War. The major events, policies, themes, experiences, and Black/African American people that shaped the history of the United States will be analyzed. This course will help students understand the role of Black/African Americans in the political, social and economic life of the United States from Reconstruction to the Jim Crow era, to the modern Civil Rights Movement to the Black Power Movement to the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality and the prison industrial complex impacting Black/African Americans today. How institutions, policies, social norms, and laws have historically, and currently oppressed/oppress Black/African Americans will also be examined.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
37531 HIST 18B 60Z ······· TBA-TBA Julie Keiffer-Lewis ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-01-08 to 2024-03-29.
HIST-018B.-60Z: Fully ONLINE. This class does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382 . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at deanza.edu/online-ed/students/remotelearning.

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading
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General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.

Limitations on Enrollment and Entrance Skills

Limitations on Enrollment
  • Not open to students with credit in the cross-listed course(s).
  • Also listed as AFAM D012B.
  • Cross Listed Course(s)

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