Introduction to the History of Human Rights and Social Movements


Examines the ways in which popular movements, without the aid of militaries or governments, can alter the course of history. Considers a range of social movements: trade unionism, the civil rights movement, feminism, environmentalism, and the human rights movement. While the primary focus will be on the United States, global movements and domestic movements in places like Bolivia and Germany will be explored as well. Gives students the opportunity to work for a local organization and relate their experience back to  historical coursework. Introduces students to the discipline of history and is ideal for prospective majors.  One course. 

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Human Rights and Social Movements