Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

SOA 271 - Social Movements (4 Cr.)

(formerly SOC 271) (GCR RPP)(GCR Social and Behavioral Sciences area)
This course provides an understanding of social movements with an emphasis on questions about social movement formation and the historical context of power relations in the United States. The course explores movement organization, participants, ideology, and the social effects of various movements, including the civil rights movement, women’s liberation movement, anti-war protests, and environmental movements. This course also explores the reasons for pushback and resistance to social movements. Other social movements around the world among societies struggling over issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, and the environment, are also discussed. Fall semester. Offered 2020-2021 and alternate years.