Deree - Academics - Course Descriptions

SO 4313
Collective Behavior and Social Movements - Level 6
This course will provide a critical introduction to the most important theories that explain the emergence and decline of various forms of collective behavior, such as crowds, rumors, panics, fads, hysterias, social movements and protest participation. Why do people protest? Does protest matter to the political system? What are the issues that mobilize groups to protest, and why do social movements decline? In addition to theories, concepts and perspectives, the course explores the political–cultural impact of movements locally and globally.
Prerequisites: SO 1000 plus 2 additional courses in sociology
UK Credits: 15
US Credits : 3/0/3
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