2020-2021 University Catalog 
    Mar 21, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 361 - Power, Politics, and Social Change

Examines the relationship between power, politics, and social change with a special focus on social movements. It considers questions such as: What leads to social movement? What do social movements do? What are the tools they use? The approach of this course is historical and comparative. It will consider what social movements can tell us about society, and apply key sociological concepts to considerations of collective action. The course will consider the building blocks of social movements from the perspective of a social movement participant, exercising the notion of ‘sociological competence.’ By studying social movements through the perspectives of both scholar and activist, students will gain helpful tools for collective action and social change.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: (SOCI 201  or SOAN 204) or (SOCI 250  or SOAN 210) or   
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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