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Course Title: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
This course introduces students to social movements and international political activism, as well as to competing theoretical arguments regarding social movements. Issue areas we will examine include (but are not limited to) human rights, civil rights, labor rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, indigenous rights, immigrant and refugee rights, HIV/AIDS, the environment, climate change, peace, and global justice. Students will explore different causal factors that influence social movements, and compare and contrast how these factors affect movements cross-nationally.
Prerequisite: PS 0103 or PS 0110