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Understanding Civic Unrest in Baltimore, 1968-2015

Resources (at Decker Library and elsewhere) for investigating the history of Baltimore, Baltimore '68 riots, and the Baltimore Uprising of 2015.

Academics at MICA

There are many courses and several majors/studio concentrations that discuss or focus on civil rights, race, media, social issues, and provide historical background to unrest that has happened throughout time.

Courses at MICA

  • CRT 5610 Visualizing Baltimore: Exploring Community-Grounded Social Change

  • HIST 251-IH2 Architecture & Social History of Baltimore

  • HIST 320-TH Crowds, Riots, & Mass Society

  • HIST 410 Propaganda: Thought Control

  • IHST 255-IH2 “Peace” & Political Modernity

  • IHST 258-IH2 Law and American Culture

  • IHST 262-IH2 History of African American Spirit

  • IHST 265-IH2 Political Violence & Modernity

  • IHST 270-IH2 Reading Peace: History Nonviolence

  • IHST 271-IH2 History of the American City

  • IHST 276-IH2 Urbanism: Modern American City

  • IHST 283-IH2 Modern Political Theory

  • IHST 290-IH2 The Open Source Revolution

  • IHST 291-IH2 History of the Idea of Race

  • LIT 276-IH2 Harlem Renaissance

  • LIT 362 Doing Documentary Work

  • LIT 488 The Wire & American Naturalism

  • PHIL 317-TH Media Ethics

  • PHIL 371-TH Contemporary Political Theory

  • SSCI 215 Social Problems: Anthro View

  • SSCI 223 Cultural Anthropology

  • SSCI 321 Creativity and Community

  • SSCI 345-TH Activism and Social Theory

  • SSCI 376-TH Urban Theory

Studio Concentrations

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