Fall 2019
SOCI
360: Social Movements
Course Schedule v.1

Professor Kurt Reymers, Ph.D.
Office Location:
205 Crawford
Office Hours:
M: 11am-12pm
T, W, R: 10am-11am
or by appointment
e-mail: reymers@morrisville.edu
web: http://sociology.morrisville.edu

Note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change; changes to the original schedule will be noted in red.


Week 1: Aug 27, 29                               Re-Introduction to Sociology
Download readings and review table of contents, preface, and glossary
Watch Social Movements: A Primer (Chow, Youtube, 19 min)
Read “Social Movements” entry at Wikibooks website:
   https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Introduction_to_Sociology/Social_Movements
Read OpenStax textbook Chapter 21, Social Movements and Change
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□ Week 2: Sept 3, 5                                   Introduction to Social Movements
Read Edwards, Chp 1, Conceptualizing social movements
Read Locher, Chp 1, What is Collective Behavior?
Watch Lee, The Four Types of Social Movements (2018, YouTube, 7 min)
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Week 3: Sept 10, 12                              Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Read Edwards Chp 2, From the mad to the sane
Read Locher, Chp 2, Social Contagion Theory 
Watch: The Workers Rights Revolution (It's History, YouTube, 2015, 10 min)
Watch: US Holocaust Museum, The Path to Nazi Genocide
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Week 4: Sept 17, 19                              From Contagion to Norms (the input of sociology)
Read Locher, Chp 3, The Emergent Norm Perspective
Read Locher, Chp 4, Value-Added Theory
Watch: Greene, Crash Course in US History: Women’s Suffrage
* Media Interpretation 1 due by Sept 19

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Week 5: Sept 24, 26                              Review for exam 1
Read Locher, Chp 13, Social Movements
* Group Project Report 1 due Tues Sept 24
* Exam 1 - Thurs Sept 26 in class

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Week 6: Oct 1                                    Resources, Networks and Organization of Social Movements
Read Edwards Chp 3, From the rational to the relational
Read Castells, Power of Identity intro

No Class Thursday, Oct 3 -- see website for assignment details
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Week 7: Oct 8, 10                                Social Psychology of Social Movements
Read Della Porta and Diani, Chp 3.0, 3.1, The Symbolic Dimension of Collective Action, text pgs 64-73 (pdf pgs 75-84)

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Fall Break 1: Oct 14, 15
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Week 8: Oct 17                                      
No assignments
* Media Interpretation 2 due by Oct 17

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□ Week 9: Oct 22, 24                                 Political and Cultural Processes of Social Movements
The Counter-Cultural Revolution of the 1960s
Read Edwards Chp 4, From political processes to cultural processes
Read PBS American Experience website information and
Watch 1964: A Year That Changed America: Chapter 1 (complete show here)

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Week 10: Oct 29, Oct 31                      Globalization and Social Movements
The Anti-Globalization Movement
Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 1 and Chp 2
Read Castells, The Power of Identity, Zapatistas excerpt
Watch The Battle In Seattle documentary trailer (YouTube 8 min)
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Week 11: Nov 5, 7                                  Review for exam 2
* Exam 2 - Thurs Nov 7 in class

* Media Interpretation 3 due by Nov 7
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Week 12: Nov 12, 14                             Environment and Social Movements
Read Gerlach, The Structure Of Social Movements: Environmental Activism And Its Opponents
Read Castells, The Power of Identity, Chp 3, The Environmental Movement
* Group Project Report 3 due Nov. 14
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Week 13.1: Nov 19, 21                         Terrorism and Social Movements
Read Edwards Chp 7, From the pretty to the ugly
Read Beck, Social Movement Theory and Terrorism
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Week 14.1: Nov 26
No assignments.
* Media Interpretation 4 due by Nov 26

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November Break: Nov 27 - 29
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Week 14.2: Dec 3, 5                                  Social Movements and Community Change
Read Locher textbook Chp 14, Understanding Social Movements
Watch: Khan Academy, Social Movements – review
* Group Project Presentations
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Week 15                                                  
Exam 3 – TBA
* Group Project Presentations