INT 2100: Integrative Seminar--
Civil Rights in the US
This course focuses on the skills and concepts needed to develop reading and listening habits necessary for critical thinking. The course emphasizes thinking skills: comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in order to develop inter-related questions, which serve as the direction toward better opinions and decisions. Current topics from a variety of sources will provide the basis for analysis and application of skills. Students synthesize learning to present their own positions and arguments. This is a 3 credit course. As the concepts and skills covered in this course are applicable to all disciplines, it should be taken at the beginning of the student’s course of study.
The theme of this course is Civil Rights in the United States. Throughout the semester, we will discuss a range of civil rights and the groups who fought to ensure equal access to them. We will explore real people, places, and events through a variety of sources, including primary and secondary accounts, scholarly sources, film, short stories, comics, etc.
Student Learning Outcomes
Reflect critically upon the sources, content, methods, development, and practical understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.
Be familiar with the major advocates of civil rights from various historical periods.
Reflect critically upon whether the explicit and implicit goals of the Civil Rights movement have been realized in our contemporary environment.
Demonstrate knowledge across cultural settings and learn the impact that race, class, sex, and gender has on members of society’s ability to participate in the life of American society.