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HIST 243: The Civil Rights Movement

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F3 Africana Studies Elective

Major Requirement: History of United States
This course examines the social, political, and economic climate of the 1940s through the 1960s, and considers how both Blacks and
Whites were affected. Specifically, the course will focus on various organizations and the strategies they implemented which resulted in
events such as the Brown v. Board of Education case and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additionally, the course will analyze the subtle
and not-so-subtle reactions to initiatives that allowed African Americans to attain many of the rights and privileges that have become
commonplace in today’s society. (Course offered in alternate years.)

Prerequisites: none.