SOC 350 Social Movement and Revolutions

This course examines why people protest for social change. We will examine the theoretical debates about the determinants of insurgency by focusing on the following models: the collective behavior the resource mobilization the political process as well as the cultural approach. We will also examine the theoretical debates on the extent to which social movements can be credited with political change. Your study of these theories will expose you to several case studies of real social movements in the United States Europe and Latin America. This is however a theory (not a history) course.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

SOC 101 or POLS 101