Department of Sociology

SOC518 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CIVIC ACTION

Course Code: 2320518
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HELGA İDA RİTTERSBERGER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objective of this course will be to enable students ot analyzse the emergence, recruitment, networking, organization of social movements on national as well as international levels.

Course Content

The course will critically examine the major theoretical approaches to the study of social movements and NGOs. The emergence and development of any social protest: recruitment and mobilization, tactics and strategies, and external opposition and control. Do contemporary forms of protest strengthen civil society and democratic development around the world? The objective of the course is to critically apply the theories we discuss to contemporary protest and political activity.

Learning Outcomes

THe participants will be able to analyze social movements there recruitment and mobilization, tactics and strategies, and external opposition and control mechanisms guided by sociological perspectives.