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Rhetoric-Civil Rights Movement

This course will examine the rhetoric of the civil rightsmovement and the ways in which activist citizens sought tochallenge the nation's understanding of terms such as black,white, liberty, equality, fairness, and democracy. Civil rightsdiscourse posed a threat to the institution of segregation andthe notion of white supremacy. Students will gain a betterunderstanding of the ways in which civil rights activists usedrhetoric to create change as well as the ways in which defendersof segregation used rhetoric in an attempt to maintain the statusquo. Key events, figures, speeches, texts, documentary footage,and films will be explored.

Section: COMM-290-02
Credits: 4
Faculty: Nigel I Malcolm
Days: TR
Times: 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR)
Start/End Date: 08/26/19 - 12/13/19
Instruction Method: Lecture-based Learning
Comments: This course will examine the rhetoric of the civil rightsmovement and the ways in which activist citizens sought tochallenge the nation's understanding of terms such as black,white, liberty, equality, fairness, and democracy. Civil rightsdiscourse posed a threat to the institution of segregation andthe notion of white supremacy. Students will gain a betterunderstanding of the ways in which civil rights activists usedrhetoric to create change as well as the ways in which defendersof segregation used rhetoric in an attempt to maintain the statusquo. Key events, figures, speeches, texts, documentary footage,and films will be explored.

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