NYU Steinhardt

American Social Movements: Power, Resistence, Identity

  • Course Number: SOED-UE 0020
  • Hours: 60
  • Units: 4
  • Description: Through the lenses of power, resistance, & identity, this course provides an introduction to American social movements from the 1950s to the present. Drawing from history, sociology, & politics, it examines a range of social movements, including: civil rights and Black Power, second & third wave feminism, gay & lesbian liberation & LGBT movements, & Right-wing mobilization. The course also examines the question of how social activism on both the political Left & Right has changed over the past fifty years.
  • Old Course Number: E20.0020