International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement: Intro

Guide to navigating archives, which will be used as part of Union Theological Seminary class CE315 taught by Sarah Azaransky

Course Description and Structure

CE315 Course Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an ability to identify, describe, and discuss past and current anti-colonial, postcolonial, and black freedom intellectual and activist movements, and attendant social, economic, and political realities;

2. Demonstrate an ability to analyze and describe Christian perspectives on black freedom and anticolonialism;

3. To articulate contextually informed and world-engaged theological perspectives on the Black Freedom Movement;

4. To develop the skills necessary to engage in respectful and fruitful dialog including to gain clarity about our own situatedness, our own forms of questioning, and our own positions with acknowledgement of their limitations; and

5. To develop writing and thinking skills, description, comparison, interpretation, and criticism.


Archives Workshop Outcomes:

1. Students will understand the differences and relevance of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources, 
2. Students will understand what an archive is and what it may include; 
3. Students will be able to read and understand archival finding aids; 
4. Students will be able to cite an archival source; 
5. Students will see how archives can answer some research questions, but not others;
6. Students will understand some of the dynamics of power and authority as they relate to archival research.