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HIST 322/PAS 322: The History of the Civil Rights Movement

HIST 322/PAS 322: The History of the Civil Rights Movement

    

 

What is History 322/PAS 322?:

This course is an in-depth look at the African American civil rights movement in the United States.  This course can be used as an American Area class for History majors.  PAS students may use it to fulfill three hours of one of their subfields.  

 

Some of the themes we will be addressing include:

--the relationship between social, economic, and political equality

--the variety of goals and strategies for bringing about change

--the relationship between the movement and the government

--Note that the emphasis in this course will be on a social history of the civil rights movement,

 

Readings:

Arnesen, Eric, Black Protest and the Great Migration

Dittmer, John, Local People

Fosl, Catherine, Subversive Southerner

Joseph, Peniel, Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour

Romano, Renee C. And Leigh Raiford, The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory

 

Assignments:

Exams.  Three at 20% each.  Total 60%.  Each test will consist of a combination of essay and

    short answers.  You will be given a study sheet a week in advance.

Book essays.  Four at 10% each.  Total 40%.  Students will write a 5 page paper on four of the

    five readings.  An assignment sheet will be given in advance with the question to be addressed.  Each student MUST write a paper on one of the first two books.

 

Grade:

This class will be graded with plus and minus grades.

The grade scale is as follows–

97-100=A+    87-89=B+    77-79=C+    67-69=D+    

93-96=A    83-86=B    73-76=C    63-66=D    

90-92=A-    80-82=B-    70-72=C-    60-62=D-

59 and Below=F

 

Rules and Such:

All students with a disability who require special accommodation to participate in and complete

    this course must contact the Disabilities Resource Center (852-6938) for verification of

    eligibility and for determination of specific accommodation.  Please also see me as soon

    as possible.

I do not take attendance.  However, you are responsible for knowing anything that is covered in

    class.  That includes announcements.

Paper due dates: Papers are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned. Acceptable

    excuses for late papers are: illness of you or your dependent(s) with a doctor’s note verifying the incapacitation, or death in the immediate family.  Note that computer problems, jobs, and university functions are not acceptable excuses for lateness.  All excuses should be given to me within 24 hours of the class in which the assignment is due.  No late paper will be accepted if you attend the class discussion.  Unexcused late papers will receive a zero.  Accepted late papers may lost some points.

Missed exams: Acceptable excuses for missed exams are: illness of you or your dependent(s)

    with a doctor’s note verifying the incapacitation, or death in the immediate family.  Some University functions may be an excuse but arrangements must be made in advance.  Note that all excuses should be given to me within 24 hours of the exam.  

Any incidence of plagiarism will result in an F for the course and will be reported to the

    Dean’s office.  See attached handout on plagiarism.

The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus when necessary.  Students will

    be notified in advance of these changes.  

 

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