Fall 2021
360: Social Movements
Course Schedule

Professor Kurt Reymers, Ph.D.

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

Week 1: Introduction to Sociology and Social Movements

Aug 23-24

Familarize yourself with the syllabus and course schedule and outline; understand your responsibilities for successfully completing this course.

Aug 25-26

1.1) Read Chp 21, Introduction to Sociology, Social Movements (click ‘Next’ on each page to read entire chapter)
1.2) Watch Social Movements: A Primer (Chow, Youtube, 19 min)
1.3) Watch Lee, The Four Types of Social Movements (2018, YouTube, 7 min)

Aug 27-28

Complete homework assignment 360A1

Week 2: What are NOT social movements? Witch Hunts and Moral Panics

Aug 30-31

2.1) Read Locher, Chp 1, What is Collective Behavior?
2.2) Read Locher, Chp 2, Social Contagion Theory 

Sept 1-2
2.4) Watch Lamb, New Media and Moral Panics (2012, YouTube, 4 min)
2.3) Watch Baker, The Cycle of Moral Panics (2014, YouTube, 3 min)
2.5) Watch Cook, Moral Panics: An Introduction (2019, YouTube, 35 min)
* Plickers Quiz 1

Sept 3-4
Complete homework assignment 360A2

Week 3: Economic Theory: the Labor Movement and Unionization, 19th c.

Sept 6-7

3.1) Read Locher, Chp 4, Value-Added Theory (1-hour read)
       Read Edwards, Chp 2, From the mad to the sane (2-hour read)

Sept 8-9
3.2) Read Marx & Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1847, SquashedEditions, 20-min read)
3.3) Watch The Workers’ Rights Revolution (‘It's History’, 2015, YouTube, 10 min)
3.4) Watch The History of Workers’ Rights (City Rising, 2019, YouTube, 14 min)  

Sept 10-11

Complete homework assignment 360A3

Week 4: Emergent Norms and Women’s Suffrage, Part 1

Sept 13-14

4.1) Read Locher, Chp 3, Emergent Norm Theory

Sept 15-16

4.2) Read History.com Women's Suffrage
4.3) Watch Greene, Crash Course in US History: Women’s Suffrage
4.4) Watch excerpts, Iron-Jawed Angels
Movie Trailer (2:15)
White House Parade scene (4:39)
Actual footage of the parade (4:28)
Force-feeding scene (violence warning) (4:47)
Iron Jawed Angels Analysis video (4:20)
            (Recommended, not required:
whole movie here)
Music Interpretation 1 due Thursday Sept 16

Sept 17-18

Complete homework assignment 360A4

Week 5: Mass Movements of the mid-20th century - Totalitarianism: Hitler & Stalin

Sept 20-21
5.1) Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 1
5.2) Read Mass Society Theory from Wiley Online Library
5.3) Read Italy Under Mussolini

Sept 22-23

5.4) Watch: The Path to Nazi Genocide, US Holocaust Museum (40 min)
5.5) Watch:The tragedy of this American moment: Populism, elites, and the 2020 election,  
        BigThink (8 min)
5.6) Watch: Why Socrates Hated Democracy, The School of Life (4 min)
* Plickers Quiz 3

Sept 24-25
Complete homework assignment 360A5
Research Paper Concept Map due by Fri Sept 24

Week 6: Review and Exam 1

Sept 28
6.1) Read Locher, Chp 13, Social Movements
Review all previous assignments and readings
Review Sheet for Exam 1

Sept 30                    
* Exam 1
  No other assignments due this week.

Week 7: The 50s and 60s--Resource Mobilization and Civil Rights, Part 1

Oct 4-5
** Library Research Session ** (in class)

Oct 6-7
7.1) Read Resource Mobilization Theory, (Edwards & Gillham, 2013)
7.2) Read Social Movements and Protest, Chapter 3, Resource Mobilization & Networks (2014)

Oct 8-9

Complete homework assignment 360A7 

Week 8: Fall Break
Oct 11-12

No Classes

Oct 13-14
8.3) Read Civil Rights Movement Timeline, History.com (2020)
8.4) Watch Crash Course in U.S. History: Civil Rights and the 1950s (Crash Course, 2014, 15 min)
8.5) Watch History of the Civil Rights Movement, (WatchMojo.com, 2011 5 min)

Week 9: The 60s vs. the 90s--The Women’s Rights Movement, Part 2-The Return of Feminism in Two Waves
Oct 18-19
9.1) Read The Symbolic Dimensions of Collective Action, DellaPorta Chp 3, p.64-73
9.2) Read What was the Second Wave Feminist Movement? DailyHistory.org
9.3) Watch Origins of Second-Wave Feminism, Columbia Univ. (6:30 min)

Oct 20-21
9.4) Watch The feminist and civil rights movements: Two fights for equality in the 1960’s, Brookings Institution (2:30 min)
9.5) Read Third Wave Feminism, ThoughtCo
9.6) Watch Naomi Wolf: Third Wave Feminism (BigThink, 5 min)

Music Interpretation 2 due Thurs Oct 21

Oct 22-23
Complete homework assignment 360A9

Week 10: The 60s and 70s--The Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Oct 25-26

10.1) Read Edwards, Chapter 4 pgs 77-91, on Political Process Theory (PPT)
10.2) Read Vietnam War Protests, History.com (2020)

Oct 27-28

10.3) Watch Making Sense of the Sixties, (YouTube, 2010)
10.4) Read Ten years since the biggest anti-war protest in history (GreenLeft, 2013)

Oct 29-30

Complete homework assignment 360A10
Research Paper Outline and Citation Sources
due Friday Oct 29


Week 11: The 70s to today--Cultural Framing and the Environmental Movement

Nov 1-2

11.1) Read Edwards, Chapter 4 pgs 92-105, on Framing Theory / Contentious Politics
11.2) Read Castells, The Power of Identity, Chp 3, The Environmental Movement 
Recommended, not required: DellaPorta (2006) on Framing

Nov 3-4

11.3) Watch People's Climate Movement: How the First Earth Day Started a Movement (People's Climate March, 2017)
11.4) Watch When The Earth Moves (Outrider Fdn., 2020)

Nov 5-6

Complete homework assignment 360A11 
Music Interpretation 3 due Thurs Nov 4

Week 12: Contemporary Social Movements--Identity Rights Movements: BLM (Civil Rights) & #MeToo (4th wave feminism)

Nov 8-9

Fourth Wave Civil Rights: #BlackLivesMatter
12.1) Read Chase (2018), The Early History of the Black Lives Matter Movement -- pgs.1091-1102 (sections I and II), Nevada Law Review
12.2) Read Hartigan interview (July 2020), She co-founded Black Lives Matter. Here’s why she’s so hopeful for the future, National Geographic
12.3) Read Illing (July 2020), How Black Lives Matter fits into the long history of American radicalism, Vox
12.4) Peruse the BLM website BlackLivesMatter.com, primary source

Nov 10-11

Fourth Wave Feminism: #MeToo
12.5) Read Ohlheiser (2017), The woman behind ‘Me Too’ knew the power of the phrase when she created it — 10 years ago, Washington Post
12.6) Read N.A. (Sept 2020), #MeToo: A timeline of events, Chicago Tribune
12.7) Peruse the #MeToo movement website, metoomvmt.org, primary source

Nov 12-13
Complete homework assignment 360A12 by Sunday

Week 13: Contemporary Social Movements--Racial Supremacy, Nationalist, and Conservative/Reactionary Movements

Nov 15-16

13.1) Read Castells (1998), The Power of Identity, Chp 3, The Patriot Movement
13.2) Watch Now This (2020), Neo-Nazis Clash with Antifa Resistance During D.C. March (YouTube, 4 min)
13.3) Peruse The Patriot Movement website, thepatriotmovement.com (WARNING: False Information and Conspiracy Theory ahead!)

Nov 17-18

13.4) Read Giglio (The Atlantic, April 2020), A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans
13.5) Watch Reich (2019), Nationalism vs. Patriotism (YouTube, 4 min)
13.6) Read Weinstein (2010), On the Progress-Regress Cycle (Social Change 3rd ed)
* Plickers Quiz 4

Nov 19-20

Complete homework assignment 360A13 by Sunday
Research Paper Rough Draft due Friday Nov 19

Nov 22-26 Thanksgiving Break  

Week 14: Review for Final Exam

Nov 29-30

14.1) Read Locher textbook Chp 14, Understanding Social Movements
14.2) Watch: Khan Academy, Social Movements – review notes, prep for final

Dec 1-2

Music Interpretation 4
due Thurs Dec 2

Dec 3-4
Research Paper Final Draft due Friday Dec 3 end of day