Women of the American Civil Rights Movement
This three-credit travel seminar will introduce students to key women activists and the American civil rights movement in which they were involved of the 20th century. The course will primarily focus on the significant contributions of African American women in the fight for civil rights.
The winterim 2013 seminar includes nine days of on-campus instruction, scheduled from 9:00 to noon January 2 through January 4 and January 15 through 18 and a ten-day experiential-learning excursion to significant locations where important events linked to women and the civil rights' movement unfolded.
The spring 2013 seminar includes ten days of on-campus instruction, scheduled from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., on Wednesdays February 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13 Students will then participate in a 10 day immersion experience to significant locations where important events linked to women and the civil rights' movement unfolded. Following the trip students will have five additional class sessions on Wednesdays: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24.
This course with help the student:
- develop a deeper understanding of the significant role women played in American civil rights movement;
- understand and critically assess the mechanisms of social change.
- learn about the social barriers to justice; and,
- understand the social constructs which prevent this knowledge from broad dissemination in our education system.