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Syllabus

Winter 2015 Syllabus for ICS -D010.-62Z
ICS -D010.-62Z - Tamika Brown
Introduction to African American Studies
Call Number: 1273
Term: Fall 2013
4 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Prerequisites
None
Instructor Information: Tamika Brown
My research interests include: African American 20th & 21st History and the social stratification of disempowered ethnic and minority groups in the U.S.

Phone: 408 219-6244
Email: browntamika@fhda.edu
Office Location: TBA
Office Hours: Thursdays 1pm -7pm via cell phone and by appointment
Requirements
This course is 100% online. Students are not required to attend campus.
Objectives
This course examines the historical framework leading to the development of Black Studies. We will explore the various areas of study within the discipline. The course will also examine a broad range of issues relevant to the understanding of the African American experience in North America. Through critical readings, online class discussions, and film clips, students will have opportunities to develop an understanding of the theoretical frameworks in the discipline, research methodologies, student protest and grassroots movements advocating for African American Studies, and contemporary issues in the discipline.

Student Learning Outcomes - Students will be able to:
•Identify the historical forces that gave rise to Black Studies, areas of study and research methods.

•Analyze the history of racism and discrimination on the economic and social conditions of African Americans in North America.

•Show proficiency in use of research skills in the field of African American Studies through the completion of a research paper.

Textbook
Texts (Required):
Hine, Hine and Harrold, African-American Odyssey, The: Special Edition, Combined Volume, 4/E, (ISBN-13: 9780205728787) or any 2nd or 3rd edition (combined volume)

Makes Me Wanna Holler, Nathan McCall, 1994 (ISBN 0679740708)

Additional articles provided online by the Instructor
Media Availability
Computer with high-speed Internet access.
Written Assignments
Course Evaluation:
On line participation 20%
Research Paper 20%
Quizzes 20%
Final Exam 20%
Reflection questions 20%


A large portion of your grade is based on your on-line class participation. The class participation grade will be calculated based on your regular involvement in the on-line class discussions. You are responsible for completing assigned readings each week so that you can fully participate.
Exam Notes
Final Grade
You may access your final grade through the Star System (408-777-9394 or 650-917-0509), and the Internet(http://regserv.fhda.edu/da-grades.html).
Additional Information
On-line Chat Discussions:

Students will be required to respond to the online discussion question posted by the Professor every two weeks. Each student must post a response to the question (s) and provide feedback to at least one classmate's posted response.


Testing / Grading
Examinations: Quizzes will be based on chapter readings. The final exam will include questions from text book readings, and films (on-line streaming video).
Grading
Grading Scale:
A = 93-100
A- = 90-92
B+ = 87-89
B = 83-86
B- = 80-82
C+ = 77-79
C = 73-76
D = 68-64
F = 62
Assignments Schedule
Please review the Fall 2011 course syllabus online
Cheating
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
Catalyst Information
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ to login. Please note that you will be unable to login until the first day of class. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website.
De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
Phone: 408-864-8455
http://books.deanza.edu/
LIBRARY SERVICES
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus. Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:

De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/

Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
  • Access to the Library Catalog which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
    Library Catalog: http://library.deanza.edu/uhtbin/webcat
  • Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.
Videostream Information
This course utilizes streaming video which can be accessed via the Catalyst system. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ to login. Please note that you will be unable to login until the first day of class. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website.

Due to licensing restrictions video programs are not available for downloading.


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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Last Updated: 9/5/13