Spring 2023  |  SOC 3322W Section 001: Social Movements, Protests, and Change (65705)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 60 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focusing on the origins, dynamics, and consequences of social movements, this course explores debates about the dilemmas and challenges facing movement organizations, the relationship between social movements and various institutions, and the role of social movements and protest in bringing about change. The course is organized around general theoretical issues concerning why people join movements, why they leave or remain in movements, how movements are organized, the strategies and tactics they use, and their long-term and short-run impact. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gerte004+SOC3322W+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course covers the origins, dynamics and consequences of social movements and collective action. This includes the challenges facing social movement participants and social movement organizations, the relationship between social movements and political institutions, and the role of movements in bringing about change. We will explore both theoretical issues and grounded case studies in our discussions and reading.
30% Reports/Papers
30% Quizzes
20% Journal
10% In-class Presentations
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
35% Lecture
5% Film/Video
35% Discussion
20% Small Group Activities
5% Student Presentations
30-60 Pages Reading Per Week
25 Pages Writing Per Term
2 development papers, leading to 1 final paper.
2 Presentations
10 Quiz(zes)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2016

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