Voting in American History
A Fall 2020 Graduate-Level Professional Development Course
Voting has been a central, contested aspect of American history. Over time, the United States has changed the definition of a “worthy voter” and the requirements for voting. Those denied the franchise—non-elite men, women, people of color, and convicted felons—have fought hard for the right to vote, viewing free and fair voting as an essential landmark of a functional democracy. In this course, we will pay close attention to how voting in American history overlaps with and sheds light on broader trends and facets of the American past: religion, gender, race, nationalism, and class. You should end the semester with an increased awareness of how the right to vote and notions of citizenship shaped and propelled American history.
This course requires full participation in the William E. Hewit Educators Conference, “Voting in America.” This workshop will be held online from October 2-4, 2020. During those 20 hours, students will receive a far-reaching overview of voting in American history. This course will build and expand on the historical content and discussions we begin during the conference.
This course provides an opportunity for graduate credit related to additional activities which will tie the conference to further learning. Course is letter-graded.
Level of Study
UNC Loveland Center + Online
Conference dates: October 2 - 4, 2020
Course runs online: October 2 - December 1, 2020
Add/Register by: October 19
Withdraw by: November 16
Drop by: October 26
$600 ($200/credit hour)
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