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课程描述

“团结起来战无不胜。”这是我们在公开游行示威中频繁听到的口号。但是,是什么促使人们聚集到一起的呢?同时,他们的这些努力有可能成功吗?是不是存在一种“人民力量”会对我们如何解释政治、经济和社会变化产生影响呢?

通过学习这门课程,学生将会对集体行为,也就是通常所说的社会运动的形式有大致了解。我们的这一任务将通过对美国20世纪发生一些社会运动的详细分析来实现。我们会读到有关美国民权运动,失业工人运动,社会福利权利运动,堕胎/反堕胎运动以及同性恋权利运动的材料。我们会比较美国的这些社会运动与其他国家社会运动的异同。最后,我们还将探寻这些运动成功或者失败的原因。

课程要求

课堂参与是这门课程的基本要求。如果要想在课堂讨论中发表有价值的见解,学生就必须阅读指定课文。将会有一份作文形式的家庭作业(3-5页),一次当堂期中考试和一份期末研究论文。研究论文(8-10页)的主题可以是关于课程材料之外的社会运动,也可以是本课程包涵的某一方面。学生将在第9次课即最后一堂课的时候就自己的论文发表演讲。我们强烈建议学生与老师进行一对一的交流,讨论自己的论文主题。

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活动 分值比例
课堂参与 20%
期中课上考试 20%
课后作文 25%
期末研究论文 35%

课程描述

"The people united will never be defeated," is a chant frequently heard at many a public rally. Yet, what motivates people to act collectively? And, are their efforts likely to be successful? Is there such a thing as "people power" that matters to how we explain political, economic, and social change?

This course seeks to provide students with a general understanding of the form of collective action known as the social movement. Our task will be guided by the close examination of several twentieth century social movements in the United States. We will read about the U.S. civil rights, the unemployed workers', welfare rights, pro-choice / pro-life and gay rights movements. We will compare and contrast certain of these movements with their counterparts in other countries. For all, we will identify the reasons for their successes and failures.

Course Requirements

Classroom participation is a basic requirement of this course. Contributing usefully to classroom discussions requires that students read the assigned texts. There will be one take-home essay (3-5 pages), one in-class mid-term exam and one final research paper. The research paper (8-10 pages) may be on a social movement not covered by the course materials or on some aspect of the course's concerns. Students will present their papers during the final class meetings on session 9. It is strongly advised that students meet individually with the instructor to discuss their paper topics.The final grade will be calculated as follows:

Grading


ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Classroom Participation 20%
Midterm In-class Exam 20%
Take-home Essay 25%
Final Research Paper 35%