Social Movements

Course Code: CDEV 4000

Academic Year: 2017-2018

This course will provide students with an understanding of the historical importance of social movements in shaping social change and current social, economic and civil rights we experience in Canada today. Students will be encourages to think critically about the contributions of a range of social movements, and to contextualize the success of these movements within the political climate win which they occurred. Students will practice popular education approached used to devise social movement strategies and tactic. Students will practice popular education approaches used to devise social movement strategies and tactic. Students will also have the opportunity critically assess and apply these theoretical understanding in two ways 1) as they produce communication materials to further a current social issue/movement of their choosing and 2) as they compose a paper analyzing a social movement leaders auto/biography for the contributions they have made to positive social change.