Fall/Winter Timetable

POL344Y1Y L0101

Social Movements in Europe and North America


A comparative examination of the development and impact of social movements and counter-movements in Canada, the U.S., and various European countries, with some examples also drawn from other parts of the world. Among the movements to be examined are those focusing on women’s rights, Indigenous rights, environmentalism, global social justice and sexual orientation rights. Questions to be addressed include: why do particular movements emerge when they do, what organizational form do they take, and what relationships do they develop with mainstream political processes?



Format and Requirements

One two-hour lecture per week. Course requirements TBA.


One full course on 20th century politics or history of Europe, U.S., or Canada / one full course on gender or sexuality.