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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 303 Grassroots Politics

3 Credit(s) DIII PGR
This course explores various manifestations of grassroots politics, especially social movements on behalf of such causes as civil rights, women’s rights, economic rights, and protection of animals and the environment. The course examines the role of different strategies, including demonstrations, boycotts, ballot measures, lobbying, litigation, and community organizing, in spurring political, economic and social change. Particular attention is given to the impact of grassroots activism on American democracy and political institutions. Three seminar hours per week.