POL 338 U.S. Social Movements

This course seeks to provide students with a general understanding of the form of collective action known as the social movement. Our task is guided by the close examination of several 20th-century social movements in the United States, including the civil rights, women’s rights, labor, environmental, pro‐choice/pro‐life and gay rights movements. Students gain a theoretical and practical understanding of how/why social  movements form and what effect they have on the U.S. political system.