May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog
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SOSC 6395 - The Great Debates of the American Civil Rights Movement


Credits: 3

Examines the historical, political, and sociological results achieved by the American Civil Rights movement of 1942 to 1968 through a communication lens known as argumentation study. Emphasizes the particular role of Southern Methodist advocates such as James Meredith and James Farmer Jr. The Methodist social gospel of Matthew 25 is an important central pedagogy to the course. Includes a week-long Civil Rights pilgrimage over spring break to show how social change is achieved through individual advocacy. May be applied towards the following curricular field concentrations: human rights and social justice; humanities; American studies; gender studies.



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