HIST 1315

HIST 1315

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This course explores how social, political, and economic movements for equality challenge entrenched power. The class will examine the long Civil Rights Movement, the Populist movement, the labor movement, women's suffrage, third wave feminism, and gay and lesbian liberation. In addition to reading articles, book chapters, and excerpts from academic history, we will analyze primary sources (such as "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr., and Black Power by Ture and Hamilton); view documentaries (such as biographies Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria; and read memoirs (such as Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Outlaw Woman). Students will engage in a range of academic and history-based writing, including review essays, comparative analyses, and a research-oriented project based on some primary source analysis.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19416 HIST 1315   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.