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SOC 218 Social Movements

What does it mean to actively promote the common good? Many sociology classes focus on the causes and consequences of inequality in its many forms. However, this course will do the opposite by investigating how communities collectively reorganize cultural, economic and social life. To do so, groups must imagine alternative futures, engage existing political structures, organize and mobilize supporters, influence society through strategic action, address opposition, and create change. This course will examine contemporary social movements and collective actors dedicated to issues including labor, racial justice, immigration, and others.