Tompkins Cortland Community College

HSTY225 - African American History


This course is an introduction to African American history from the colonial era until Reconstruction. While tracing the major events that shaped America's history, the course focuses on the experience of African peoples using primary sources, audio and video presentations, class discussions, and lectures. Some major topics include geography and culture of Africa, transatlantic slave trade, systems of chattel slavery, and the roles of African Americans in religion, politics, culture, revolution, and the Civil War in America. Note: For students scoring above 84 on the N.Y. State Regents U.S. History & Government Exam, HSTY 225 fulfills the SUNY General Education American History requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 101; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.