LITERARY POLITICS AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Course Information
TitleΗ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΚΙΝΗΜΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΩΝ ΔΙΚΑΙΩΜΑΤΩΝ ΣΤΙΣ Η.Π.Α / LITERARY POLITICS AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
CodeΛογ7-480
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600007092

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600067869
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course will explore the politics, popular culture and social life of the Civil Rights Movement as it developed from 1954 to 1965 and focus on the ways these are reflected in literary works which deal with that era. It will begin with a brief overview of the social, economic, and political conditions of African Americans after the Civil war and the circumstances that led to the disfranchisement and segregation of blacks at the turn of the century. The ideology of black leaders Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Stokeley Carmichael and others will be examined as well as certain events which had an enormous impact on the development of the movement: the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the lynching of 14-year old Emmett Till, the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, the Freedom Rides, the Voting Rights Act. Among the writers that will be studied in this course are Bebe Moore Campbell, Thulani Davis, Anthony Grooms, and Lewis Nordan. Moreover, students will be required to study poems, essays, and short excerpts by other writers. The screening of the films "Mississippi Burning" and "Ghosts of Mississippi" will also be included in the course material. Course textbooks and outline/bibliography are available. Assessment: Final exam (written).
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
Last Update
12-11-2013