POLS 419: Social Movements and Political Protest

Professor Jean Williams

This course addresses major themes and struggles in selected social movements that have taken place in the United States from the 1960s to the present.  Through the study of such movements as civil rights, feminism, the LGBTQ movement, and both the anti-immigration and immigrant rights movements, the course will explore what makes collective political action possible, why social movements have emerged at specific times and places, and the effects of grassroots struggles for justice in the United States.  


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