The Long Civil Rights Movement in 20th-Century America|
|Certificates: The Study of Education|
This course traces the major sites of protest, opposition, and resistance in African American history since 1896. By examining the development of the American Civil Rights Movement, this course complicates traditional understandings of black liberation struggles in America. Who were these civil rights activists? How did they unify? What were their priorities? How did they imagine black freedom? How did these events play out in public life? The readings and assignments facilitate a critical analytical approach to the 20th-century struggle for civil rights and racial equality in America.
Students will use analytical tools to explore a variety of interpretations and viewpoints. Course participants will work on their writing skills through a variety of assignments and writing exercises.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Leon Litwack, TROUBLE IN MIND
William Chafe, CIVILITIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS
THE EYES ON THE PRIZE CIVIL RIGHTS READER
John Howard Griffin, BLACK LIKE ME
Jeff Chang, CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response papers, two short papers, final project/presentation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class participation is required.
Learning and Living Seminar
This First Year Seminar is part of Wesleyan's Learning and Living Program. Students who register for this class will live together in the same residence hall. Because students are living in close proximity to one another, intellectual discussions and collaborative learning will extend beyond the classroom. This arrangement facilitates group assignments and projects, and allows for the growth of a strong community of students through daily interaction. Strengthening students' intellectual and residential community enhances the undergraduate experience for Learning and Living seminar participants.
|Instructor(s): Wright,Leah M. Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CAAS LOUNG; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
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