05:00 PM to 06:15 PM MW
Mason Korea G208
Section Information for Spring 2020
“Social Movements and Political Protests” explores the nature of people power and processes of efforts to bring about social and political change. It examines successes and failures primarily from a sociological perspective looking at what mobilizes people to act, the strategies and tactics of movements, and the conditions that promote or inhibit social change. We will examine the major sociological theories and look at a wide range of movement types and themes, with an emphasis on nonviolent civil resistance.
For the core assignment of the course, you will act as a "consultant" for a social movement of your choice and write a strategic plan that applies what you have learned from the course to how to advise that movement to be more effective.
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