Jan 29, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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SOC 355 - Social Movements


Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI   or permission of instructor.
The number and different types of organizations working on the local, national, and global levels to create some type of social change is larger than ever before. Students will learn the goals and work of a sample of these organizations, including how they are formed and how they are regulated, how they use technology and expand, who funds them, and what oppositional tactics they confront. Examples of social movements include environmentalism and deregulation, pro-choice and anti-abortion, gun rights and gun control, gay rights and traditional family structure, anti-nuclear energy and pro-nuclear energy, labor organizing, and many others. In each case, students will explore the ideology that undergirds the social movement, how the members define the same issue differently, and how these varying interpretations lead to different attitudes and actions.



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