Introductory  Lecture
Course Requirements <ul><li>Finish the assigned readings in a timely manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend all classes. (15% of...
Books & Readings <ul><li>Required </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook 1 : Creating Black Americans </li></ul><ul><li>iClicker </li>...
Other Resources <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Check Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Download Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Do...
Contact Me The best way to reach me is in class.  You can ask me questions at the start of class  or after class. By Email...
Please Turn on Your  iClickers. Sign In By Clicking  Any Button.
What is “African-American?” <ul><li>African Americans share the following characteristics* : </li></ul><ul><li>A common la...
“ African-American?” Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Creole, African languages Ancestry: Share a common ba...
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  • African-American History ~ Introductory Lecture

    1. 1. Introductory Lecture
    2. 2. Course Requirements <ul><li>Finish the assigned readings in a timely manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend all classes. (15% of the grade) Attendance taken via iClicker. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation. (20% of the final grade) </li></ul><ul><li>In-class Quizzes (10% of the final grade) </li></ul><ul><li>Book Discussions (15% of the final grade) </li></ul><ul><li>Take-home exam. (20% of the final grade) </li></ul><ul><li>Group research project. (20% of the final grade) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Books & Readings <ul><li>Required </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook 1 : Creating Black Americans </li></ul><ul><li>iClicker </li></ul><ul><li>Books for Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Philip Dray, Capitol Men </li></ul><ul><li>Robert William Fogel, Without Consent or Contract </li></ul><ul><li>Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Sugrue, Sweet Land of Liberty </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Handed Out Weekly in Class </li></ul><ul><li>On Blackboard ( Course Documents / Week X ) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Other Resources <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Check Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Download Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Download Primary Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Course Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Watch Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to Audio </li></ul><ul><li>My Blog (www.chadcover.com/blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Class-related announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Links to relevant web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki ( www.chadcover.com/wiki ) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Contact Me The best way to reach me is in class. You can ask me questions at the start of class or after class. By Email Email Address: [email_address] By Phone Office Phone: x4835 Office Hours May Hall 314 Office Hours: Friday, 10:30-12:15 & By Appointment
    6. 6. Please Turn on Your iClickers. Sign In By Clicking Any Button.
    7. 7. What is “African-American?” <ul><li>African Americans share the following characteristics* : </li></ul><ul><li>A common language </li></ul><ul><li>A common ancestry </li></ul><ul><li>A common history </li></ul><ul><li>A common culture </li></ul><ul><li>A common skin color </li></ul><ul><li>* One or more answers could be correct. Choose one. </li></ul>
    8. 8. “ African-American?” Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Creole, African languages Ancestry: Share a common background as diasporal people, but hail from hundreds of different Western African peoples. History: Share a common background as a minority people in a white- majority culture. Common culture: Depends upon one’s definition of culture. Common skin color: “Black” people come in many shades of color.
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