Course Description

"Examines political movements of industrial and agricultural workers, the unemployed, and the poor to gain power and economic rights since the Great Depression. Chronicles movements that shaped the policies of the New Deal and the Great Society, and analyzes the ways in which these movements fostered a conservative response late in the century. Explores history in the context of the ideals of democratic liberalism, the emerging power of corporate capitalism, and the modern conservative political coalition. Students study historical texts and a variety of cultural sources (literature, films, photographs, songs, and museum exhibitions)."


This course is available for undergraduate credit. Students must possess a high school diploma and must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.
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Section Title
Social Movements in the U.S.
T, Th
9:00AM to 12:45PM
May 21, 2024 to Jul 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Emerson College
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (4 units) $3,400.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 30, 2024
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No transfer request allowed after enrollment. Students may drop a course and re-enroll in a new course prior to the course start date.
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