Alternative Spring Break Programs

WMGS 387: Gender, Race & History in the Nation's Capital

1-credit Spring semester course (class meets Thursdays 6-8pm) with required travel to Washington D.C.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Travel Dates: March 25-31, 2018

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Jennifer Smith and Dr. Angie Hambrick

Program Overview:
Using Washington D.C. and the surrounding area as a learning lab, students will explore the connections between gender, race and history. Through a series of visits to historical and contemporary locations–including the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Mount Vernon, Monticello, and other locations–along with conducting research of oral histories at the Library of Congress, students will explore the intersections of patriarchy, racism, and nationalism via the legacies of slavery and the Civil Rights movement.