2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

AFR 123 Justice, the Individual & Struggle in African American Experience

3 hours 

This course provides first-year students with an overview of the ongoing struggle for justice for African-Americans from colonial times to the present. By exploring the African origins of African-Americans and the legacies of slavery, segregation, black urbanization, and the civil rights movement, the course connects ideas of personal freedom and justice to the lives of students today. While studying these issues, students will also develop key college skills including effective essay writing, critical inquiry, peer collaboration, and academic planning and goal-setting.




This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Justice and the Individual (100-level) area of the Gen Ed Program.

This course is a First Year Seminar and is restricted to Freshmen only.