Fall 2023
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 28-29
Familiarize yourself with the syllabus and course schedule and outline; understand your responsibilities for successfully completing this course.

Aug 30-31 (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 Lee, The Four Types of Social Movements (2018, YouTube, 7 min)

Sept 1
Submit Reading Review 1 by end of week (Sunday at midnight)

Week 2: What are NOT social movements? Witch Hunts and Moral Panics
Sept 4-5
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)

Sept 6-7
2.5) Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 1 (1-hour read)
* Plickers Quiz 1

Sept 8
Submit Reading Review 2 by end of week

Weeks 3-4: “Value-Added” Economic Theory, Abolitionism, and the Labor Movement/Unionization, 19th c.
Sept 11-12
3.1) Read Locher, Chp 4, Value-Added Theory (1-hour read)
3.2) Read Marx & Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1847, Squashed Editions, 25-min read)
3.3) Read Frederick Douglass:The Hypocrisy of American Slavery (Saylor, 15-min read)

Sept 13-14
3.4) Watch The History of Workers’ Rights (City Rising, 2019, YouTube, 14 min)  
3.5) Watch The Abolitionist Movement (R.H. Smith Center for the Constitution, 2016, YouTube, 6-min)
* Plickers Quiz 2

Sept 15
Submit Reading Review 3 by end of week
Music Interpretation 1 due end of week

Weeks 4-5: Emergent Norms and Women’s Suffrage, Part 1
Sept 25-26
5.1) Read Locher, Chp 3, Emergent Norm Theory (1-hour read)

Sept 27-28
5.2) Watch/Read History.com Women's Suffrage (5-min video; 15-min read)
5.3) Watch Greene, Crash Course in US History: Women’s Suffrage (13-min video)
5.4) 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 29-Oct 1
Submit Reading Review 4 by end of week
Music Interpretation 2 due by end of week

Week 6: Review and Exam 1

Oct 2-3-4
6.1) Read Locher, Chp 13, Social Movements (1-hour read)
Review all previous assignments and readings
Review Sheet for Exam 1

Oct 5                    
* Exam 1

** Research Paper Concept Map due by end of week (Oct 8)

□ Week 7: FALL BREAK (light reading)

Oct 9-10           Fall Break 1

Oct 11-12
7.1) Read Resource Mobilization Theory, (Edwards & Gillham, 2013)  (30-min read)
7.2) Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 2 (1-hour read)

□ Week 8: Research Week
Oct 16-20
Research week: work on your papers -- now is the time!!!
Also, Catch up on back work and get ahead in your readings for the next couple of weeks

Weeks 9-10:The 50s and 60s: Resource Mobilization and Civil Rights

Oct 23-24
9.1) Read Civil Rights Movement Timeline, History.com (2020) (10-min read)
9.2) Watch Crash Course in U.S. History: Civil Rights and the 1950s (Crash Course, 2014) (11-min video)
9.3) Watch History of the Civil Rights Movement, (WatchMojo.com, 2011) (5-min video)

Oct 25-26
9.4) Read What was the Second Wave Feminist Movement? DailyHistory.org (10-min read)
9.5) Watch Origins of Second-Wave Feminism, Columbia Univ. (6:30 min video)
9.6) Watch The feminist and civil rights movements: Two fights for equality in the 1960’s, Brookings Institution (2:30 min video)
9.7) Read Third Wave Feminism, ThoughtCo (5 min read)
9.8) Watch Naomi Wolf: Third Wave Feminism (BigThink) (5 min video)

Oct 29-Nov 5
Submit homework assignment Reading Review by end of week 

Research Paper Outline and Citation Sources
due end of week (Oct 29)
Music Interpretation 3 due by end of week (Nov 5)

□ Week 11: Globalization, Social Justice, and Democracy

Nov 6-7
11.1) Read Edwards, Chapter 4 pgs 77-91, on Political Process Theory (PPT) (1-hour read)
11.2) Read Schaeffer, Social Movements and Global Social Change, Chp 9: (1-hour read)

Nov 8-9
11.3) Read Castells, The Power of Identity (1998), Zapatistas excerpt (1-hour read)
11.4) Watch The 1999 Battle In Seattle raw footage (YouTube, 2007) (7 min video)
11.5) Read about The Battle In Seattle 20 Years Later, (OpenDemocracy.net 2020) (30-min read)
11.6) Read Ten years since the biggest anti-war protest in history (GreenLeft 2013) (5 min video)
* Plickers Quiz 7

Nov 12
Submit homework assignment Reading Review by end of week

Week 12: Identity Rights Movements: BLM (Civil Rights 4th Wave) & #MeToo (4th wave feminism?)
Nov 13-14
Fourth Wave Civil Rights: #BlackLivesMatter
12.1) Read Schaeffer, Chp 10, Aspiring 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 15-16
Fourth Wave Feminism: #MeToo
12.5) Read Edwards, Chapter 4 pgs 92-105, on Framing Theory / Contentious Politics (1-hour read)
12.6) Read Ohlheiser (2017), The woman behind ‘Me Too’ knew the power of the phrase when she created it — 10 years ago, Medium (15-min read)
12.7) Read N.A. (Sept 2020), #MeToo: A timeline of events, Chicago Tribune (25 min read)
12.8) Peruse the #MeToo movement website, metoomvmt.org, primary source (15-30 min)
* Plickers Quiz 8

Nov 17
Submit homework assignment Reading Review by end of week
Research Paper Rough Draft due before break (Nov 21)

Week 13.1: Racial Supremacy, Nationalist, and Conservative/Restrictionist Social Movements
Nov 20-21
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 22-24        Fall Break 2

Week 13.2: Restrictionism, continued
Nov 27-28
13.4) Read Schwartz & Zerman (2021), How 'Good' Social Movements Can Triumph over 'Bad' Ones (10-min read)
13.5) Watch Amanpour & Co., (May 6, 2021) Interview with Professor Robert Pape (17:30 min video)

Nov 29-30
13.6) Watch Reich (2019), Nationalism vs. Patriotism (YouTube) (4 min video)
13.7) Watch HolyPost (Oct 2023), The REAL Problem with Christian Nationalism (10:22 min video)
* Plickers Quiz 4

Dec 1
Submit Reading Review 8 by end of week

Week 14: Final Reflections
Dec 4-5
14.1) Read Locher textbook Chp 14, Understanding Social Movements (1-hour read)
14.2) Watch Khan Academy, Social Movements (YouTube) (7 min video)
14.3) Read Weinstein (2010), On the Progress-Regress Cycle (Social Change 3rd ed) (20-min read)
Review notes, prep for final exam

Dec 6-7
Review for final exam; finish research paper

Dec 8
Music Interpretation 4 due by Dec 8

Research Paper Final Draft due NO LATER THAN end of week – Dec 10


Week 15:  FINAL EXAM


Tuesday Dec. 12, 1:20-3:50 Charlton 205