Course Descriptions and Schedules
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SOC 369: Social Movements This course examines the historical forces shaping social movements and major theoretical approaches to studying social movements in order to interpret how movements have built on one another since the 1960s. Using various movements as case studies, we will evaluate different approaches to social change, including technologies, street protests, war, and revolution. The course will focus primarily on American social movements (civil rights, feminist, AIDS activism, Tea Party, Black Lives Matter, conservative student movements), but will also include international cases (Iranian Revolution, Arab Spring, South African LGBT movements, European squatters).
Sample Syllabi for Select Courses
The following are syllabi for some of the recently taught courses in the department. These syllabi illustrate the general themes likely to be covered in these courses, but readings and assignments will vary by semester.