Nov 26, 2022
HIST 389 - Social Justice and Reform Movements in America
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
Examination of reform movements in US history, which may include: Abolitionism, Evangelicalism, Reconstruction, Labor, Civil Rights, feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, and the rise of the Religious Right; including discussion of what drives organization, identity development and tactics employed for change.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Identify major reform movements in US History and the language and tactics employed by various groups to work towards social justice and equity;
- Analyze successes and shortcomings of sharing messages and the challenges to achievement of goals;
- Apply the content of the reading and lectures to understand how the global historical context shapes the messages of and challenges to social justice movements in the US;
- capture and analyze a historical moment in the history of social justice reform using images, primary sources using digital tools.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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