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SOCY 3391 Social Movements (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Social movements have played a major role historically, helping bring about much that is often taken for granted: democratic governance, chattel slavery’s demise, women’s suffrage, the 40-hour work week, and basic environmental regulations. Today, movements remain central to social change, but just as in the past, they are often denigrated, from the left and the right. This course critically surveys movements across time, space, and ideology, though we focus on the US, with particular attention to the modern climate justice movement and conservative countermovement. Students will learn concepts and tools from social movement theory while applying them experientially.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Wengronowitz

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 15-Feb-16