Welcome to the distance education course in African American Studies. I look forward to working with you this quarter!
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the African American experience in the United States with an
emphasis on 20th and 21st Century. I hope to engage students in meaningful on-line discussions centered around historical and
contemporary issues on topics ranging from slavery to the impact of the Hip Hop culture on the African American
community. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or via cell phone text msg or voice mail at 408 219-6244. I will also provide
regular on-line support and feedback.
Students must participate in all interactive aspects of the course. For example, students must communicate with other students
by actively participating in threaded online discussions. Students must also check the course board frequently for
Always include a subject line and use only basic fonts. Do not send large attachments (>200 KB) without permission.
Introduce yourself to the other learners. Be polite and choose your words carefully. Do not use derogatory language. Be
concise in responding to others. Be constructive in your comments. Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering
your remarks. Try to maintain threads by using the reply button rather than starting a new topic.
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week using and studying the course materials.