|LEC #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
|1||Introduction: Objectives and Requirements of the Course|
|2-3||Social Movement Theory|
|4-5||Social Movement Theory and the Civil Rights Movement|
|6-7||The Rise and Decline of the Civil Rights Movement|
|8-11||Does the Civil Rights Movement provide a Universal Template?
Why no Civil Rights Movement in Brazil
Difficulties in Organizing the Unemployed and Poor
|First take-home essay due on Lecture 9|
|12||Abortion: The Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Movements|
|13||Midterm In-Class Exam|
|14-17||Abortion: The Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Movements (contd.)|
|18-24||The "Newest" Social Movement? Gay and Lesbian Rights
From Gay Liberation to Same-Sex Marriage?
|25-26||Student Presentations||Final paper due on Lecture 26|