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HIS220 Social Movements of the 1960's

A survey of modern revolutionary movements which produced changes in the structures of societies in transition ,and explores the preconditions for those movements, their ideologies, patterns of leadership, and strategies used to seize power. The course considers traditional theories of collective behavior, and examines recent theoritical 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 womens's movement, political problems of the decade, the presidency, student protests, the Vietnam war, and environmental concerns.

Credit Hours: 3