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Introduction to History: History of U.S. Social Movements
Winter 2023
Section: 01  

Online course: Monday through Friday 2-4pm with additional asynchronous lectures. This Introduction to History course examines the long history of movements for social change in the United States from the 1830s to the 1970s. Movements we explore will include abolitionism, women's rights, the black freedom struggle, modern feminism, and gay liberation. We will focus on the tactics used by social movements to achieve their goals, how social movements related to each other, how social movements changed over time, and how social movements interacted with the broader forces of American society, including politics, race, law, and religion. Students will be exposed to primary sources as well as selected secondary sources in the field. Given the winter sessions focus we will focus on 10 different U.S. social movements, with the first half of class devoted to the outline and history of each movement in a lecture format, and the second half based on a discussion of how the movement builds on and relates to other social movements and broader U.S. history.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-01-2023
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