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SCA220 Social Movements of the 1960's

A survey of the modern revolutionary movements that produced changes in the structure of society in transition and explores the preconditions for these movements, their ideologies, their patterns of leadership, and the strategies used to seize power. The course considers traditional theories of collective behavior and then examines recent theoretical and empirical debates about the nature of contemporary social and political movements. Particular emphasis will be placed on the 1960's which encompasses the influence of rock and roll, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, political problems of the decade, the presidency, student protests, the Vietnam war, and enviornmental concerns.

Credit Hours: 3