Advocacy and Movement Politics in the U.S.

UPADM-GP.271, 2 points.


This course will focus on four broad movements in post-war America: the movement for African-American Civil Rights; the Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights Movements; the Conservative Movement; and the Consumer Movement. The course will familiarize students with these movements that span post-war American history, putting each in its historical context from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to Stonewall to Unsafe at Any Speed to California's Proposition 13. Students will also learn how these movements illustrate the variety of tactics and strategies employed by advocates of social change including boycotts, litigation, regulatory action, electoral politics, marches, and voter referenda.

Prerequisites: None

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