ASRC 1814

ASRC 1814

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Heroine, Agitator, Crusader: these are but a few names used to describe journalist and activist Ida B. Wells (1862-1931).  Through extensive data collection and critical analysis, searing exposés against injustice and damning speeches, Wells and her contemporaries challenged the U.S. government to actualize the ideas of justice, citizenship, and human rights.  In this course, learning from the example set by Wells, we will contextualize her groundbreaking contributions within the broader historical framework of her era.  Students will compose essays that capture the essence of Wells's life and legacy.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (WRT-AG)
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 20261 ASRC 1814   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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