INTS 304: Social Movements and Community Activism

INTS 304-001: Social Movements & Community Activism
(Spring 2015)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Robinson Hall A101

Section Information for Spring 2015

This course is intended to introduce you to social movements, their history and contemporary forms as well as individual forms of community activism. People have always tried to make positive changes in their communities and societies, but they have only been organizing into recognizable social movements for about three-hundred years. During that time, there have been many innovations in tactics, as well as the development of a significant body of scholarly work about social movements and activism. This course earns 1 credit of experiential learning and students must successfully complete the experiential learning component to pass the course.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 4

Examines how citizens, individually and collectively, accomplish social change in society through case study analysis. Considers advantages and limits of social change strategies from communication and social movement theory perspectives. Surveys topics including how leaders maintain momentum in face of opposition; how movements and organizations use slogans, symbols and music to inspire followers; and how participants construct persuasive media campaigns and political arguments to facilitate policy change. Notes: One credit of experiential learning enables students to explore their role as social advocates and effective citizens in context of community. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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