HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
Winter 2021, Section 002 - Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
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This course introduces students to the history of activism in the United States after WW II and it particularly emphasizes on the social and political movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Students will be asked to analyze the origins, strengths, weaknesses, and impact of various movements and the important connections between them. Among these will be the LGBTQ movement, the Black Freedom Struggle, the Welfare Rights Movement, the Prisoner Rights Movement, the Chicano/a Rights Movement, the Asian- American Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, and many more. Students will draw from books, memoirs and primary documents, as well as will view numerous documentaries so that they not only have a good handle on what motivated various social and political movements and what their impact might have been, but also how those movements shine important light on politics today. Course meets fully online synchronously. This course meets the Upper Level Writing Requirement.

Course Requirements:

intensive reading, course meets online, synchronously and meets LSA upper level writing requirement


HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Unless otherwise noted, all sections of 496 are remote and synchronous. Initial seats are open to History Junior and Senior Majors. Non-History junior and senior majors should email Sheila (sheilaw) after December 3 for availability.
002 (SEM)
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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