2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Aug 25, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 2050C - U.S. History Through the Lens of Social Change♦


(5 cr.) Social change defines the values Americans share, how society reflects those values, and increasingly, how those values play out in different cultures around the nation. Since the earliest days of the nation, the history of the United States has been shaped and reshaped by social change movements as Americans have consistently fought for freedom; civil, political, and gender rights; improved standards of living; and other forms of social, political, and economic equality. Students in this course examine the leaders, the activists, and the grassroots organizations that forged these social movements as well as the historical interplay between the movements and federal, state, and local government agencies. Within a U.S. historical context, students examine how social movements have played out at different points in history and explore how lessons drawn from that history can be applied today. Through readings, collaborative discussions, reflective essays, journal entries, authentic assessments, and a final project, students examine the organizational structures, objectives, outcomes, and historical evolution of social change movements in America since the 19th century. Through this historical lens, students are exposed to the tradition of social change that continues to impact lives through recent social movements such as the WTO, the Tea Party, and Black Lives Matter.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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