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Administrative Unit: Psychology and Sociology
Course Prefix and Number: SOCI 375
Course Title: *Social Movements
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Emphasis on sociological analysis of social movements of twentieth century America. Emphasis on the application of sociological theories to the conditions that facilitate social movements, from their development to how success is measured. Case studies of the Progressive era reform movements, the labor movement, the women's movement, the environmental movement, the gay rights movement, the civil rights movement, ethnic identity movements, anti-globalization movements, Occupy Wall Street, and other movements. Cross-listed as AMST 375. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

 
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Junior standing.
 
Course Rotation for Day Program:

Occasional Offering.

 
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Most current editions of the following:



Social Movements
By Staggenborg, Suzanne (Oxford)
Category/Comments - Core text
Recommended
A Primer on Social Movements
By Snow, David A. and Sarah A. Soule (W. W. Norton)
Category/Comments - Core Text
Recommended
The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America
By Meyer, David S. (Oxford)
Category/Comments - Core Text
Recommended
Readings on Social Movements: Origins, Dynamics, and Outcomes
By McAdam, Doug and David A. Snow
Category/Comments - Core Text
Recommended
Social Movements 1768-2004
By Tilly, Charles (Paradigm Publishers)
Category/Comments - Core Text
Recommended
The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America
By Rosen, Ruth (Penguin)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
Recommended
A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform
By Warren, Mark R., and Karen L. Mapp (Oxford)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Texts
Recommended
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
By Bornstein, David (Oxford)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Texts
Recommended
Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farmer Worker Movement
By Ganz, Marshall (Oxford)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Texts
Recommended
In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s
By Carson, Clayborne (Harvard University Press)
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Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History
By Allyn, Davis (Routledge)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Texts
Recommended
Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco
By Armstrong, Elizabeth (University of Chicago Press)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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Teaching the Civil Rights Movement: Freedom's Bittersweet Song
By Armstrong, Julie Buckner, et. al (Routledge)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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Teamsters and Turtles? U.S. Political Movements in the 21st Century
By Berg, John C. (Rowman and Littlefield)
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Gaia's Wager: Environmental Movements and the Challenge of Sustainability
By Bryner, Gary C. (Rowman and Littlefield)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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Rage on the Right: The American Militia Movement from Ruby Ridge to Homeland Security
By Crothers, Lane (Rowman and Littlefield)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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Music and Social Movements: Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century
By Eyerman, Ron and Andrew Jamison (Cambridge)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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Waves of Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties
By Freeman, Jo and Victoria Johnson (Rowman Littlefield)
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The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
By Gitlin, Todd (Random House)
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Cyberpolitics: Citizen Activism in the Age of the Internet
By Hill, Kevin A. and John E. Hughes (Rowman and Littlefield)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism
By Labaton, Vivian and Dawn Lundy Martin (Knopf)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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Waves of Democracy: Social Movements and Political Change
By Markoff (Sage)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice
By McCaughey, Martha and Michael D. Ayers (Routledge)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
Recommended
Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed and How They Fail
By Piven, Frances Fox and Richard A. Cloward (Vintage)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
Recommended
Freedom is an Endless Meeting: Democracy in American Social Movements
By Polletta, Francesca (University of Chicago Press)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
Recommended
Sounding Off: Music as Subversion/Resistance/Revolution
By Sakolshy, Ron and Fred Wei-Han Ho (Autonomedia)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
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All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America
By Altschuler, Glenn C. (Oxford)
Category/Comments - Supplemental Text
Recommended
 
Course Objectives
  • To understand social movements from a sociological perspective.
  • To articulate an understanding of key sociological concepts and theories of social movements.
  • To understand the conditions that facilitate their emergence of social movements.
  • To evaluate how social movement success is measured.
  • To understand significant social movements of the 20th century from a sociological perspective.
  • To assess the tactics and achievements of the progressive era movements, the labor movement, the women’s movement, the civil rights movement, ethnic identity movements, the environmental movement, and the gay rights movement, the anti-globalization movement, and Occupy Wall Street.
 
Measurable Learning
Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between social movements and collective behavior.
  • Analyze competing theories of social movements.
  • Assess social movement success.
  • Describe significant social movements of 20th century American society.
  • Evaluate the impact of such movements on American society.
 
Topical Outline:
  • Social movements and collective behavior
  • Sociological theories of social movements
    • Relative deprivation theory
    • Resource mobilization theory
    • Political process theory
    • Smelser’s necessary conditions for a social movement to emerge
    • RSMO’s
    • radical social movement organizations
  • Assessing social movement success
  • Analysis of American social movements
    • The progressive era
    • The labor movement
    • The women’s movement
    • The civil rights movement
    • Ethnic identity movement
    • The environmental movement
    • The anti-globalization movement
    • Occupy Wall Street
  • Status of social movements today
 

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

 
Library Resources:

Online databases are available at http://www.ccis.edu/offices/library/index.asp. You may access them from off-campus using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

 
Prepared by: Yngve Digernes Date: August 26, 2014
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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