AFR 318
Voting Rights and Voting Movements Fall 2009
Division II
Cross-listed PSCI 318 / AFR 318
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This course is about the effort to establish and secure voting rights in the United States. It involves inquiry into parallel activities: the legal status of voting as sought in court rulings through litigation, and community level activism organized to protest restrictive practices often at state and local levels where pivotal decisions about voting policy originate. This course is an overview of this process and the pivotal convergences between the legal and organizing aspects. We seek to better understand the main pillar in popular participation by study focused on distinctive moments in national development in an advanced democratic state looking at the content of suffrage policy, the struggle to democratize, and the uneven results.
The Class: Format: discussion
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1201
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: five short papers
Prerequisites: Political Science 201 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSCI 318 Division II AFR 318 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
LGST Interdepartmental Electives
PSCI American Politics Courses

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