ANSO 243 Social Movements

Spring, Fall

Social movements are central forces shaping modern U.S. society and others around the world. In this course we will examine how social movements alter our political landscapes, transform cultural discourses, bring about sweeping cultural and policy changes, and transform those who participate. We will examine case studies of social movements and reflect on sociological theories explaining the trajectories of social movements. We will also examine how movement participants contend with raced, classed, and gendered dynamics as they work for change.