APS 230 African Americans-Appal (AFR)

Prerequisite: GSTR 110 (or waiver)

This course explores the social, political, economic, and cultural experiences of African Americans in Southern Appalachia from the beginning of European settlement to the contemporary era. The course engages students in developing an understanding of the historical experiences of African Americans in Appalachia, the discussion of issues such as the images and stereotypes of Appalachians and African Americans, and the examination of migratory patterns, education, labor organization, and religion. The course places special emphasis upon the interaction and convergence of a distinctly Appalachian experience among African Americans from the region. The course studies traditional themes in Appalachian Studies within the context of African American racial experiences. African Americans', Appalachians', and Women's Perspective.


1 Course Credit

Cross Listed Courses

AFR 230