Fall 2022
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 22-23
Familiarize yourself with the syllabus and course schedule and outline; understand your responsibilities for successfully completing this course.

Aug 24-25 (by “Read,” below, I mean come to class having read/watched the assignments listed for that day; TAKE NOTES on each reading or video assignment so you can remember when you get to class what you read/watched)

1.1) Read Chp 21, Introduction to Sociology, Social Movements (click ‘Next’ on bottom of each page; 30 min read)
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 26
Submit homework assignment 360A1 by end of day Friday

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

Aug 29-30
2.1) Read Locher, Chp 1, What is Collective Behavior? (1-hour read)
2.2) Read Locher, Chp 2, Social Contagion Theory (1-hour read)
2.3) Watch Baker, The Cycle of Moral Panics (2014, YouTube, 3 min)
2.4) Watch Lamb, New Media and Moral Panics (2012, YouTube, 4 min)

Aug 31-Sept 1
2.5) Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 1 (1-hour read)
* Plickers Quiz 1

Sept 2
Submit homework assignment 360A2 by end of day Friday

Week 3: “Value-Added” Economic Theory and the Labor Movement/Unionization, 19th c.

Sept 5-6
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 7-8
3.2) Read Marx & Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1847, SquashedEditions, 25-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)  
* Plickers Quiz 2

Sept 9
Submit homework assignment 360A3 by end of day Friday
Music Interpretation 1 due end of day Friday

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

Sept 12-13
4.1) Read Locher, Chp 3, Emergent Norm Theory (1-hour read)

Sept 14-15
4.2) Watch/Read History.com Women's Suffrage (5-min video; 15-min read)
4.3) Watch Greene, Crash Course in US History: Women’s Suffrage (13-min video)
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)
* Plickers Quiz 3

Sept 16
Submit homework assignment 360A4 by end of day Friday

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

Sept 19-20
5.1) Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 2 (2-hour read)
5.2) Read Mass Society Theory from Wiley Online Library (10-min read)
5.3) Read Italy Under Mussolini (15-min read)

Sept 21-22
5.4) Watch: The Path to Nazi Genocide, US Holocaust Museum (40 min video)
5.5) Watch:The tragedy of this American moment: Populism, elites, and the 2020 election, 
        BigThink (8 min video)
5.6) Watch: Why Socrates Hated Democracy, The School of Life (4 min video)
* Plickers Quiz 4

Sept 23
Submit homework assignment 360A5 by end of day Friday
Music Interpretation 2 duebyend of day Friday
Research Paper Concept Map due by end of day Friday Sept 23

Week 6: Review and Exam 1

Sept 27
6.1) Read Locher, Chp 13, Social Movements (1-hour read)
Review all previous assignments and readings
Review Sheet for Exam 1

Sept 29                    
* Exam 1
  No other assignments due this week.

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

Oct 3-4
7.1) Read Resource Mobilization Theory, (Edwards & Gillham, 2013)  (30-min read)
7.2) Read Edwards, Chapter 3, Resource Mobilization & Networks (2014)  (2-hour read)

Oct 5-6
7.3) Read Civil Rights Movement Timeline, History.com (2020) (10-min read)
7.4) Watch Crash Course in U.S. History: Civil Rights and the 1950s (Crash Course, 2014) (11-min video)
7.5) Watch History of the Civil Rights Movement, (WatchMojo.com, 2011) (5-min video)
* Plickers Quiz 5

Oct 7
Submit homework assignment 360A7 by end of day Friday

Week 8: The 60s: The Women’s Rights Movement, Second Wave - The Return of Feminism

Oct 10-11

Oct 12-13
8.1) Read What was the Second Wave Feminist Movement? DailyHistory.org (10-min read)
8.2) Watch Origins of Second-Wave Feminism, Columbia Univ. (6:30 min video)
8.3) Watch The feminist and civil rights movements: Two fights for equality in the 1960’s, Brookings Institution (2:30 min video)

Week 9: The 90s: The Women’s Rights Movement, Third Wave - The Revenge of Feminism

Oct 17-18
9.1) Read The Symbolic Dimensions of Collective Action, DellaPorta Chp 3, p.64-73 (2-hour read)
9.2) Read Third Wave Feminism, ThoughtCo (5 min read)
9.3) Watch Naomi Wolf: Third Wave Feminism (BigThink) (5 min video)

Oct 19-20
9.4) Schaeffer, Chp 10, Aspiring Social Movements(1-hour read)
* Plickers Quiz 6

Oct 21
Submit homework assignment 360A8 by end of day Friday 
Research Paper Outline and Citation Sources due Friday Oct 21

Week 10: Science, Cultural Framing, and the Environmental Movement

Oct 24-25
10.1) Read Edwards, Chapter 4 pgs 92-105, on Framing Theory / Contentious Politics (1-hour read)
10.2) Read Castells, The Power of Identity, Chp 3, The Environmental Movement  (2-hour read)
Recommended, not required: DellaPorta (2006) on Framing

Oct 26-27
10.3) Watch Hot Politics (Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting, 2007) (53 min video)
10.4) Watch People's Climate Movement: How the First Earth Day Started a Movement (People’s Climate March 2017) (5 min video)
10.5) Watch When The Earth Moves (Outrider Foundation, 2020)  (7 min video)
* Plickers Quiz 8

Oct 28
Submit homework assignment 360A9 by end of day Friday
Music Interpretation 3 duebyend of day Friday

Week 11: Globalization, Social Justice, and Democracy

Oct 31-Nov 1
11.1) Read Edwards, Chapter 4 pgs 77-91, on Political Process Theory (PPT) (2-hour read)
11.2) Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 9 (1-hour read)

Nov 2-3
11.3) Read Castells, The Power of Identity, Zapatistas excerpt (1-hour read)
11.5) Watch The 1999 Battle In Seattle raw footage (YouTube, 2007) (7 min video)
11.6) Read Ten years since the biggest anti-war protest in history (GreenLeft 2013) (5 min video)
* Plickers Quiz 7

Nov 4
Submit homework assignment 360A10 by end of day Friday

Week 12: Identity Rights Movements: BLM (Civil Rights 4th Wave) & #MeToo (4th wave feminism?)

Nov 7-8
Fourth Wave Civil Rights: #BlackLivesMatter
12.1) Read
Schaeffer, Chp 11, Altruistic Social Movements(1-hour read)
) ReadChase (2018), The Early History of the Black Lives Matter Movement – pgs. 1091-1102 (sections I and II), Nevada Law Review(1-hour read)
12.3) Read Illing (July 2020), How Black Lives Matter fits into the long history of American radicalism, Vox (20 min read)
12.4) Peruse the BLM website BlackLivesMatter.com, primary source (15-30 min read)

Nov 9-10
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 (15-min read)
12.6) Read N.A. (Sept 2020), #MeToo: A timeline of events, Chicago Tribune (25 min read)
12.7) Peruse the #MeToo movement website, metoomvmt.org, primary source (15-30 min)
* Plickers Quiz 8

Nov 11
Submit homework assignment 360A11 by end of day Friday
Research Paper Rough Draft due Nov 11

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

Nov 14-15
13.1) Read Schaeffer, Chp 12, Restrictionist Social Movements(1-hour read)
13.2) Read Castells (1998), The Power of Identity, Chp 3, The Patriot Movement (2-hour read)
13.3) Watch Now This (2020), Neo-Nazis Clash with Antifa Resistance During D.C. March (YouTube) (4 min video)

Nov 16-17
13.4) Giglio, The Atlantic (April 2020), A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans(2 hour read)
13.5) Watch Reich (2019), Nationalism vs. Patriotism (YouTube) (4 min video)
13.6) Read Weinstein (2010), On the Progress-Regress Cycle (Social Change 3rd ed) (20-min read)
* Plickers Quiz 4

Nov 18
Submit homework assignment 360A12 by end of day Friday
Music Interpretation 4 duebyend of day Friday

Nov 23-25 Thanksgiving Break  

Week 14: Review for Final Exam

Nov 28-29
14.1) Read Locher textbook Chp 14, Understanding Social Movements (1-hour read)
14.2) Watch Khan Academy, Social Movements (YouTube) (7 min video)
Review notes, prep for final exam

Nov 30-Dec 1
Review for final exam; finish research paper

Dec 2
Research Paper Final Draft due Dec 2 end of day