As a First Year Scholar, you are required to take the U.S. Civil Rights Seminar (CSCR 12000-01). This course is specifically designed to mentor first year scholars and challenge them to think in ways they have not before. The course is to prepare the students for the Civil Rights Tour that the First Year Scholars are required to go during fall break (See Travel Section for more details).
The primary goal of the course is to introduce students to the history, philosophies and practices of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, with a particular focus on the work and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through readings, class discussion, and a tourof significant historical landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement, students will develop an understanding of the differing approaches to social change and their strategic use within different parts of the Civil Rights Movement. In addition, students will build an academic foundation for the exploration of "social justice" as espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.