Feb 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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POLS 302 - The Politics of the Civil Rights Movement

Credits: 3

The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most transformative movements in modern U.S. history. This course will provide an overview of the historical and institutional context of the civil rights movement in the United States, followed by a more thorough examination of the political, policy, and legal outcomes of the movement (i.e. Brown v. Board of Education, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, black power movement, affirmative action, busing, etc.), along with an examination of the civil rights issues (same sex marriage, health care, housing) facing America in the 21st century. This course will use the case study teaching method through examination of cases from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 102  

Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered

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