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ACE Catalog - Volume 25 
ACE Catalog - Volume 25 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOSC5193 - Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Societal Change

Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to understand the theories, forms, development, and consequences of social and political collectiveness and movements on contemporary social life and how they are related to the changing nature of society. Topics include birth, death, migration, and other demographics; reasons for population growth and decline; the social and cultural effects of urbanization and industrialization; causes of conflict; the role of the mass media; modernization, and globalization and their impacts on diverse contemporary societies. Connections are made to social psychology and to other fields of study, such as economics, business, and government.