SOC 395 Social Movements

We live in a social movement society in which protests and activism are widely accepted mechanisms of social change. This class will investigate how individuals, past and present, have worked together to initiate changes via social movements across a wide range of social, political, and economic institutions. We will learn about a number of specific social movements as “cases” to understand the life cycle of social movements, how movements recruit members, decide on their tactics, mobilize resources, interact with authority, and connect with other social movements.




SOC 110 or ANT 110 or permission of the instructor.