(Cross-listed as SOC 340.) This seminar explores the social and historical forces shaping the education of people of African descent in the United States from slavery to the 21st century. We will examine values, beliefs, and perspectives on education across gender and class lines, individual and group efforts toward building educational institutions and organizations, hidden or forgotten educational initiatives and programming, and cross-cultural projects to promote literacy and achievement in African American society. Students will write a seminar paper and complete a midterm and final review.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies a major credit in Sociology.
Satisfies an Educational Studies minor requirement.
Satisfies an Ethnic Studies interdisciplinary minor requirement.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies Social Science distribution requirement.