Oct 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSCI 415 - Politics and Civil Rights

(3 cr) This course examines the politics of the African-American civil rights struggle with an emphasis on the years 1960 through 1965. The latter is often thought of as the high point of success for the Second Reconstruction. The course is divided into three major sections: 1) an overview of the politics of civil rights from the end of the Civil War through the Eisenhower administration; 2) the Kennedy-Johnson presidencies; and 3) a very brief overview of the post-Johnson years, with an emphasis on the changes that have occurred in political party strategies and public opinion as they effect and are effected by African-American civil rights. Prerequisites: PSCI 100  or 101  or permission of instructor.



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