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HIST 4476 Social Action in America (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This service-learning course examines the history of social action in twentieth-century America. In an effort to understand how systems of power have shaped race, class, and gender relations, fostered inequality, and spurred activism, we will conduct case studies of several liberal and radical social movements including settlement houses, the labor movement, Alinsky-style community organizing, southern civil rights, and the War on Poverty. Students in the class must also participate in a local community service/action project for at least 3 hours per week, the functions and history of which will be the subject of classroom discussion, service reflection, and research.


Instructor(s): Marilynn Johnson

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

Cross listed with: AADS5570

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-17