Seats are still available in the following GLLC courses:
· Stand & Fight: (Or Should We Sit?)!: Theories and Techniques in Protest Movements
ª GLLC-G220 (Course # 30535) Stand & Fight: (Or Should We Sit?)!: Theories and Techniques in Protest Movements (3 cr.) (GenEd S&H; CASE S&H) (MW, 5:45-7:45PM, FQ012B) Brendon Westler
Political protests have seemingly become ubiquitous following the recent economic crisis. We have seen austerity protests in Greece, demonstrations by Los Indignados in Spain, the Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S., and the recent “Arab Spring,” amongst others. The success of such movements remains very much in question. The fundamental task of this course is to create a conceptual framework within which we may adequately judge contemporaneous protest movements. In particular, we will engage with texts on political protests written by authors in numerous countries and contexts. Through such an approach, we will develop an expertise in protest tactics as well as when such tactics succeed and fail. We will conclude the course by applying our knowledge to contemporary protest movements in order to properly evaluate them.