I am delighted to be your instructor for this course. I am a member of the Intercultural and International Studies Division at De Anza College, and a distance learning instructor, for many years. I am glad you've decided to take this course in the Distance Learning format and I look forward to meeting all of you personally. You can leave me a voice mail message anytime. I will get back to you as soon as I can. I hope you find this class to be interesting and informative and that it helps to meet your educational goals.
Roots of the African-American Experience presents the historical and cultural story of a family showing how the institution of slavery affected African-Americans and other Americans. Topics covered include: the universality of human experience that permeates different cultures, and the value of one's cultural heritage and that of others.
Alex Haley's Roots video series is available from the Library West Computer Lab located on the lower level of Learning Center West (LCW). Videos can be checked out or viewed in the lab. To check out videos you must present your valid DASB card and Distance Learning Center I.D. card. The DASB card can be obtained from DASB Card Office located on the lower level of the Hinson Center (also referred to as the Campus Center). The Distance Learning Center I.D. cards are available from the Distance Learning Center in MLC250.
Videos are also available for rental from many video rental outlets including Netflix.
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week using and studying the course materials.