Course Descriptions

TitleStudent Movements in Education

From Birmingham to Tianenman Square, college and high school students have formed the foundation of almost every struggle for social and civil rights. In this interactive, rigorous research seminar, students will examine the role and impact of Student Movements on historical and contemporary struggles for educational access. Issues of fair employment, community resources, and suffrage will also be examined. In addition to engaging in readings, viewing films and documentaries, and preparing written responses, students enrolled in the course will conduct and present their own project entitled, “Provoking the Crowd,” centered on a contemporary struggle for educational equity and access. All students will be challenged, along with their classmates, to consider their role and responsibility in the modern day civil rights movement.

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First NameChristopher
Last NameNewman