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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2009

SOC 352 • Social Movements

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45735 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
BUR 116
Young

Course Description

Protests and social movements are vital to public life. They are important sources of social change. This course explores why people rebel, demonstrate, riot, bomb buildings, sign petitions, organize trade unions, demand equal rights, save baby seals, block abortion clinics, and burn draft notices.

This course will track American protests and social movements from the 17th century to the present. This course surveys the history of American protests and theories trying to explain their emergence, development, and impact.

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