Instructor: Prof. Cheryl Higashida

Course on literature and culture of the "long civil rights" movement spanning the twentieth century to the present. A central question we'll explore: what is and should be the relationship between art and activism? We will study the relationship between social and cultural movements such as modernism and labor organizing; the Harlem Renaissance and anti-lynching; the Asian American literary and social movements; the Native American Renaissance and the American Indian Movement; and poetry and personal essay of #BlackLivesMatter. We will think about how social activism was manifested in literary themes and forms, and how the arts shaped the content and meaning of activism.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term. 
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Additional Information:Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: American Literature