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Social Movements and Social Change

Social movements are more or less organized attempts to affect social change. Sociology has a rich tradition of analyzing social movements and identifying patterns across movements that explain the conditions under which people are likely to participate in social movements, the likelihood of movements creating some kind of social change, and the variety of effects that social movements have on the world around us.

SOCIOL 4DD3

Social Movements and Social Change

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): IV Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

Social movements are more or less organized attempts to affect social change. Sociology has a rich tradition of analyzing social movements and identifying patterns across movements that explain the conditions under which people are likely to participate in social movements, the likelihood of movements creating some kind of social change, and the variety of effects that social movements have on the world around us.


Tina Fetner

Associate Professor

Registration in Level IV Honours Sociology