CULT 390: Topics in Cultural Studies

CULT 390-001: Global Social Movements
(Spring 2019)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Thompson Hall L004

Section Information for Spring 2019

This course will introduce students to theories and histories of grassroots social movements in the United States and around the globe. What causes people to organize against social, economic, and racial inequality? How do movements identify and pursue their goals? What roles do protest, strikes, art and media, and civil disobedience play? Why do some movements succeed and others fail? We will pursue these and other questions by looking at both historical and contemporary examples of social movements that target a wide range of issues, including LGBT and women’s rights, police and prisons, political repression, working conditions, the environment, and more.

Topic Varies

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Topics of current interest in interdisciplinary cultural studies, covering such fields as media, popular culture, political economy, social identities, or regions in globalization. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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