sap course 1429474468

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 377

Course Title:

Social and Political Movements

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Origins, dynamics, and consequences of social and political movements. Approaches and theories of reform, revolution, and social movements. Study of historically important cases.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Doug McAdam, John D. McCarthy, Mayer N. Zaid (der.), Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings (Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Course Objective: 

The objective of this course is to explore origins, dynamics and consequences of social and political movements. Throughout the course, the definitions and theories of reform, revolution, and social movements will be taken up with reference to the historically important cases.

Extended Description: 

Origins, dynamics, and consequences of social and political movements. Approaches and theories of reform, revolution, and social movements. Mass psychology, Mass Mobilization, Political dynamics of Social Psychology, Differences between reform, revolution, rebel and insurgency. Political motivation of mass movements, the significance and insignificance of leadership, Leader-Mass Relations. Study of historically important cases.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Conceive the complex basis of mass movements
2. Discern the significant differences and similarities between the notions of reform, revolution and rebel 
3. Explain and understand the significance of leadership in mass movements.
4. Gain an important insight about the relationship between politics and human psychology
5. Develop particular reasoning by referring to some actual historical cases. 
6. Develop complex argumentation skills in speech and writing. 

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Peer Teaching
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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