Jul 12, 2020  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 103 - Social Movements

Credits: 4

This course provides students with a sociological understanding of social movements that seek to bring about or resist social, political and economic change. Students will learn about when and why social movements occur, who joins and drops out, how do movements decline, and what changes are brought about by movements. This course blends theory with rich examples from the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, the Gay and Lesbian Movement, the Environmental Movement, the New American Right Movement, among others. Students will be able to understand social movements and their connection to other forms of collective action, such as civic engagement, participation in governance, advocacy, and others.

Introductory course option for sociology and social work majors, sociology minors.

Core social sciences option.

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