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2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AFST 20026 - Social Change and Civil Rights, In History & Imagination

Course Credit: 1
The act of oppression, whether consciously or unconsciously driven, has been part of most societies. However, oppressed people over the years have devised ways and strategies of resisting oppressive policies and structures. This course will discuss the dynamics of how oppressed people resist oppressive structures. This course will be approached through the lens of social change theories, as well as fundamental institutions and/or evolving institutions that promote the wave of change that oppressive people seek. Some topics that will be discussed include social change as it relates to civil rights and activities of civil rights movements, civil society formation, comparative analysis of social change and civil rights movement in North America and Africa, and domestic, regional and systemic factors that create the environment for action against oppression. [C, HSS]