World History: Civil Rights Movements Around the World
In this semester class, students will learn about modern civil rights movements on a comparative basis, including case studies from the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.
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This is survey course in global civil rights movements, comparing the experiences of the political and legal history of civil rights in the United States to similar movements in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, and the powerful synergies between activists of difference races and nationalities. On a comparative basis, students will learn about the philosophies of civil rights, the organization of political parties around relevant issues, and the processes of negotiation to settle...
This class is taught in English.
I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science from Suffolk University and was an InterFuture Research Scholar. This course draws from my academic training and field research experiences in United States, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. For both Northern Ireland and South Africa, I was a participant-observer. In Belfast, I worked with the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition, a political party consisting of both Catholic and Protestant women, during the negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement. In South Africa, I worked with the National Democratic Institute to build a stronger political culture during the post-apartheid era. I interviewed members of all relevant political parties and factions in order to write my dissertation on these conflicts. I was advised by Professor Padraig O'Malley, UMASS/Boston, Professor Tom Lodge, then at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Professor Monica McWilliams, then co-leader of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition. This course also reflects training with a teachers' institute hosted by Auburn University on civil rights and US Supreme Court cases. I was chosen to participate in this institute in the Summer of 2021 and worked with professors of education, political science, and history, and other secondary-level teachers in planning this curriculum.
Between classes, students will read two short texts and various articles and interviews. The specific schedule of the these assignment will be placed on our Classroom page. Students will be expected to spend at least one hour per week on reading and their own projects. The emphasis is on quality of learning, rather than quantity.
Please purchase these two texts: "Gomillion versus Lightfoot: The Right to Vote in Apartheid Alabama" by Bernard Taper. https://www.amazon.com/Gomillion-Versus-Lightfoot-Apartheid-Alabama/dp/0817350446/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Gomillion+versus+lightfoot&qid=1623948984&sr=8-2 "Mandela: A Critical Life" by Tom Lodge. https://www.amazon.com/Mandela-Critical-Life-Tom-Lodge-ebook/dp/B000SGC4VO/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Mandela+A+Critical+Life&qid=1623949129&sr=8-1
Students will receive substantial qualitative feedback for their written (or unwritten) projects. Traditional letter grades are available on request.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The topics include the enslavement of Africans, white supremacy and imperialism, patriarchy, sexism and gender-discrimination, classism, terrorism, and state-sponsored violence. I will teach different religious philosophies in way that is consistent with the secular classroom.
All material for the course comes from academic writing, public-facing perspectives and journalism, and the official documents of political parties and movements. Students will use my website and research archives as relevant to the course. Students are also encouraged to discuss these topics in a mature and academically appropriate manner. Texts: "Mandela: A Critical Life" by Tom Lodge "Gomillion versus Lightfoot: The Right to Vote in Apartheid Alabama" by Bernard Taper "Northern Ireland and South Africa: Hope and History at a Crossroads" by Padraig O'Malley Websites: spacesandsociety.wordpress.com - Research and Writing of Stephanie L. Carta justice.gov.za - South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission tjrc.org - Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation, US project irishtimes.com - The Irish Times oyez.org - US Supreme Court Archives
Stephanie Carta, B.Sc.
College Prep. Courses in Literature and Social Studies
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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79 completed classes
Hi students! I'm Ms. Stephanie Carta. My teaching career began in 2012. I previously taught at a private school that emphasized small group learning. Whether in-person or online, I'm committed to teaching courses that emphasize academic skills...