Manifestos, Protests, and Movements                                                                                   Why protest? Why challenge the status quo? Why have people throughout history composed manifestos and what have the results been? This course will bring together history, philosophy, literature, religion, language, and art in order to answer some of these questions. Humanities is the study of how people process and document the human experience.  We will begin and end with manifestos. We will read famous, infamous, and more obscure manifestos spanning The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen from the French Revolution to The Communist Manifesto to First Things First 2000 Manifesto to Black Lives Matters manifestos. This course will explore competing visions of progress and resistance to change in an effort to better understand our current moment in history.