• 2023-2024 School Year
    Deeply Rooted in Black History — National Equity Project
    Welcome to SUNY AFS 219:
    Introduction to African/African-American History 
    About This Course 
    This course surveys the cultural and historical background of African Americans from their African heritage to their present role in American society by focusing on the movements and culture of Africans and their descendants to places around the world.  Students are introduced to literary, religious, historical, cultural, political, and social topics related to Africa and the African Diaspora with a focus on the conditions that produced the African Diaspora, the face of Africa around the world, the African Diaspora in the United States, and a contemporary, global look at the African Diaspora.  The purpose of the course is to enlighten students about the world in which they live as well as themselves.  Students will read a variety of literary works of merit, prepare research papers, write and deliver speeches, moderate and participate in weekly student-constructed Socratic Seminars, as well as a myriad of other thought- provoking, academically rigorous activities.
    Grading Policy 
    (As determined by SUNY Albany's University in the High School Program)
    Coursework:   40%
    Assessments:  40%
    Extended Practice/Homework:  20%  
    Course Final Examination  
    20% of final grade. 
    Meeting Time and Location:  
    Pd. 2, Room 232
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