Introduction to social movements and political action, covering several theoretical perspectives on how to understand and analyze social movements in recent global history, from their origins to their demise; a global survey of the processes of social and political awareness, mobilization and development of such movements.
- Acquire the vocabulary for describing and discussing theories of social conflict, political change, social movements, social change and revolution.
- Demonstrate familiarity with a diverse number of cultures and their social and political arrangements.
- Write a substantive analytic essay using theoretical frameworks, to identify and critique the similarities and differences, as well as the causes and consequences of social and political discontent within a diversity of multicultural societies.
- Acquire research skills for completing research into a social movement of their choice (approved by the instructor).
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