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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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SOC 327 - Social Movements

This course is divided into two sections: social movement theory and social movement cases. First, students will explore the three dominant theoretical approaches covering the micro, meso, and macro context of social movements. These include framing and interpretive processes, mobilizing structures, and political opportunities. The “classic” U.S. social movement of the 1960s (civil rights, women’s liberation, anti-war, and free speech) and 1970s-80s (environmental and peace) will be utilized as historical cases to comprehend social movement theory. The second section of the course will address contemporary movements including (but not limited to) labor, anti-globalization, local alternatives, and the new peace movements.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 210  with C or higher or permission of instructor.
Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: Sociology

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