Fall 2022
SOCI
360: Social Movements
Course Schedule

Professor Kurt Reymers, Ph.D.
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: 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 (The 16th century)

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 (The 19th century)

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 (The 1910s and 1920s)

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
                  a)
Movie Trailer (2:15)
                  b)
White House Parade scene (4:39)
                  d)
Actual footage of the parade (4:28)
                  c)
Force-feeding scene (violence warning) (4:47)
                  d)
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 (The 1930s and 1940s)

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 due by end 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: Resource Mobilization and Civil Rights (The '50s and '60s)

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)

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


Week 8: The Women’s Rights Movement, Feminism's Second Wave (The '60s)

Oct 10-11
NO CLASS


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 Women’s Rights Movement - Decolonized Feminism (The '70s and '80s)

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 5

Oct 21
Submit homework assignment 360A9 by end of day Friday 



□ Week 10: The Anti-Vietnam War Movement (The '60s and '70s)

Oct 24-25

10.1) Read Edwards, Chapter 4 pgs 77-91, on Political Process Theory (PPT) (2-hour read)
10.2) Read Vietnam War Protests, History.com (2020) (15-min read)

Oct 26-27

10.3) Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 9 (1-hour read)
10.4) Watch Making Sense of the Sixties, (YouTube, 2010) (24 min video)
10.5) Read Ten years since the biggest anti-war protest in history (GreenLeft, 2013) (5-min read)

Oct 28

Submit homework assignment 360A10 by end of day Sunday
Research Paper Outline and Citation Sources now due Friday Oct 28
Music Interpretation 3 due by end of day Friday

 


□ Week 11: Science, Cultural Framing, and the Environmental Movement (The '70s and '80s)

Oct 31-Nov 1
11.1) Read Edwards, Chapter 4 pgs 92-105, on Framing Theory / Contentious Politics (1-hour read)
11.2) Read Castells, The Power of Identity, Chp 3, The Environmental Movement  (2-hour read)
Recommended, not required: DellaPorta (2006) on Framing

Nov 2-3
11.3) Watch Hot Politics (Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting, 2007) (53 min video)
11.4) Watch People's Climate Movement: How the First Earth Day Started a Movement (People’s Climate March 2017) (5 min video)
11.5) Watch When The Earth Moves (Outrider Foundation, 2020)  (7 min video)
* Plickers Quiz 6

Nov 4
Submit homework assignment 360A11 by end of day Sunday

 


□ Week 12: Identity Rights Movements: BLM (Civil Rights 4th Wave) & #MeToo (4th wave feminism?) (The 21st century)

Nov 7-8
Fourth Wave Civil Rights: #BlackLivesMatter
12.1) Read Schaeffer, Chp 11, Altruistic Social Movements (1-hour read)
12.2) Read Chase (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) Read Singh, Fourth wave feminism — #MeToo and its limitations, Qrius (15-min read)
12.8) Peruse the #MeToo movement website, metoomvmt.org, primary source (15-30 min)
* Plickers Quiz 7

Nov 11
Submit homework assignment 360A12 by end of day Sunday
Research Paper Rough Draft now due Monday Nov 14

 


Week 13: Racial Supremacy, Nationalist, and Conservative/Reactionary Movements (The 21st century)

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)
13.4) Review the PatriotFront.US website (Warning: noxious racism ahead)

Nov 16-17
13.5) Read Giglio, The Atlantic (April 2020), A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans (2 hour read)
13.6) Watch MSNBC, Prosecutors Cross-examine Stewart Rhodes in Oath Keepers Jan 6 Trial, Nov. 7, 2022 (2:37 min video)
13.7) Watch Face the Nation, Transcript: Robert Pape on "Face the Nation", Sept. 18, 2022 (7:46 min video)
13.8) Watch Reich (2019), Nationalism vs. Patriotism (YouTube) (4 min video)
* Plickers Quiz 8

Nov 18
Submit homework assignment 360A13 by end of day Sunday
Music Interpretation 4 due by end of day Friday


Nov 23-25 Thanksgiving Break  


Week 14: Review for Final Exam

Nov 28-29
14.1) Read Weinstein (2010), On the Progress-Regress Cycle (Social Change 3rd ed) (20-min read)
14.2) Read Locher textbook Chp 14, Understanding Social Movements (1-hour read)
14.3) 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


Week 15:  FINAL EXAM: Charlton 201 Tuesday