This course will cover the experiences of peoples of African descent in the US and broader African Diaspora from the vantage points of cultural production, political practice, socio-economic conditions, and the overall struggle for social justice along intersecting lines of race, gender, and class. Topics include: slavery (and slave rebellion), Reconstruction, Jim Crow apartheid, the Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, through the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Taught by AASM's faculty director, Dr. Dennis Childs. Fulfills UC San Diego’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Requirement! May also fulfill general education requirements, check with your college advisor!
The African American Studies Minor (AASM) at the University of California San Diego is an interdisciplinary field of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. AASM is a scholarly examination of African American life, history and culture as it has taken shape within the U.S. and helped to transform the nation.