This course is an introduction to the theory and research on social movements with a focus on contemporary American movements. The sociological study of social movements emphasizes how political, organizational, and cultural factors shape social movement emergence and development. Movements studied in this class may include the women's movements, gay/lesbian activism, environmental movement, the civil rights movement, and disability activism. (Offered every other year.) Prerequisite: At least 3 hours completed in Sociology
3 credits
Upper Division
The Capacities | Understanding Diversity