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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CCCX 114 50 Years of Civil Rights in Chicago

A half century ago the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr brought the civil rights movement from Selma to Chicago, and shocked a nation that thought racial oppression was just a Southern thing. Today, exactly 50 years later, young American men and women hardly out of their teens – including Columbia College students – are playing a role in the critical issues summarized by black lives matter. The City of Chicago – its people, its history, its culture – are on the front lines of a newly energized struggle for civil rights. And it is true today, as it was 50 years ago, that The Whole World is Watching. Students in this course will engage with the people and institutions that have made our city an international focus for social change. They will use public relations techniques to document and communicate the past and current state of civil rights in Chicago. And looking toward graduation, they will prepare for their careers a whole lot smarter, ready for intelligent, emotional engagement with the realities of diversity in America today.

For more information go to First Semester Experience: Big Chicago

Repeatable: N
Formerly FEXP 114
Requirements Freshman Only (FF14)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3

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