PSCI 1048

Social Change Big Challenges

Social Change to Address Systemic Challenges*
In this course we will examine different methods to enact social change around systemic challenges such as climate, poverty, and racism. We will evaluate lobbying, protest, public opinion campaigns, psychology of communication outreach, training seminars, behavioral nudges, etc., to determine when and how these efforts are successful. Through this process we will wrestle with the current debate on how to coordinate and scale individual efforts to realize durable, large-scale change. In addition to the course content, students will advance a social change project (in groups) with instructor mentoring. This effort will be digitally based and supported by skill-building workshops from experts and mentors (instructor's approval needed for registration). (Pass/Fail)
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
PSYC 1048


Winter 2021

PSCI1048A-W21 Lecture (McCauley, Brown, Teets)