Creating Protest Literature

In Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John Stauffer's course, "American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac," students have the option to create their own protest literature as the final project. Protest literature can be in the form of music, visual and performing arts, political speeches, manifestos, etc. They spend the last month of the course planning and executing these final projects. Students are able to display or perform their final projects in an end-of-class exhibition with the whole class and professors. More than 50% of the students chooses the "creative option," but the instructors also provide a more traditional final assignment option for students who are less creative or ambitious. Creative assignments take more time, generally, to do well.

See below for the course syllabus.

protest_lit_syllabus.doc49 KB