Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

SK610
Social Change and Social Action
0.5 Credit

This course focusses on theories and practices of social change, as well as on the purposes, organization and strategies of social movements by marginalized populations such as people living in poverty, First Nations people, people of colour, gays/lesbians/transgendered/bisexual people, two-spirited people, elderly people, people with disabilities and people in less wealthy countries. Topics may include visions of a just society, methods of civil disobedience, modes of social action organizing and organizations and the context provided by globalization. Specific techniques may be considered, such as financing social movements, use of the media, use of new technologies, action research, building coalitions, lobbying and advocacy.