Writing American Politics

Course Number: 
DOCST 276S.01
Course Instructor: 
Timothy Tyson
CDS, Bridges 001
Days and Times: 
W 11:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
Course Category: 
Course Type: 
AAAS 233S.01
GSF 226S.01



Reading and writing intensive seminar focused on documentary works that document and discuss US politics and political movements. Engage and analyze historical and contemporary documentary media on the Populist movement, the long civil rights movement, the modern women's movement, Black Lives Matter, Moral Mondays, and other social movements, as well as US elections and significant figures in US politics. Emphasis on 20th century. Course materials include historical writings, journalism, memoir, fiction, music, and film. Guided research on a US political phenomenon resulting in a 20-page final paper.