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AMERICAN STUDIES

AMST-340 Community Activism and Regional Studies (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Explores the contemporary and historical development of Washington D.C. and the Chesapeake region; or invites students to interact with communities and the environment in the area. Usually offered every term.

AMST-340 001
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Activism and Social Media
The growth of social media has dramatically changed how people communicate, collaborate and mobilize, thereby transforming political and social activism. These changes have profoundly impacted American culture, fundraising, lobbying and politics. This course examines the interplay between activism and social media through academic texts, online resources, case studies, videos, guest lectures and field trips. Issues covered include abortion, the economy, the environment, feminism, immigration, military actions and same-sex marriage.
AMST-340 002
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: