Social Movements

30 points

Not offered 2020, offered in 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences


This course explores diverse social movements, asking how we can make sense of them. How do they bring about social change? The course looks at abortion movements, environmental movements, civil rights movements, and many other movements. Collective identity, internet activism, framing, and various theories of social movements are considered. Students will do a presentation on a social movement of their choice.


45 points of SOCI at 200 level; or
30 points of SOCI with a B average or
better; or
students with at least a B average in 60 points in 200 level courses in related subjects may be admitted by approval of Head of Department.


GEND227, GEND327, SOCI261