Feb 02, 2023  
2023 January Term Course Catalog 
2023 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 027 - Bay Area Racial and Social Justice Movements: Identity and Place-Based Activism

Lower division
Full credit
MTuThF, 9:15 AM - 11:50 AM

Through the lenses of power, resistance, and identity, this course provides an introduction to American social movements from the 1950s to the present. The San Francisco Bay Area has been fertile ground for social justice movements for three generations. This is a discussion course about American protest movements that examines the unique role of Bay Area political structures and mobilizing institutions as the basis for four diverse movements. First, we will look at some questions that pertain to all protest movements, such as leadership, mobilization, organization, strategy, and consciousness. Then, using these concepts, we will spend the rest of the course examining racial justice movements in Oakland and San Francisco.

Instructor(s): Corey Cook
Email:  cdc13@stmarys-ca.edu

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  None
Course Fee:  200

Credits: 1

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