Studies in Progressive American Social Movements
Coordinator: G. Fox and Company Professor of Economics Diane Zannoni
This minor explores the political, economic, cultural, ethical, and religious factors that have given rise to progressive social
movements in America and the relationship between the academic study of these movements and practical political activity.
The minor includes work from a variety of academic disciplines and a seminar that includes an internship involving
To declare the minor, students should obtain a declaration of minor form from the registrar and take it to the coordinator of
the minor, Professor Zannoni. If students do not declare the minor by the end of the sophomore year, they cannot be assured
of a place in the internship/seminar, a requirement for the minor.
- Three courses selected from the core group listed below, no more than two of which may be in the same field.
- A fourth course selected from either the core group or the list of supplementary courses below.
- URST 206. Organizing by Neighborhoods: An Internship/Seminar Experience. Students must have
completed at least two courses in the minor before taking the internship/seminar and must register for URST
206. The internship component is arranged in coordination with the instructor of URST 206.
- An additional internship with a social organization (approved by either Professor Greenberg, Kirkpatrick,
Wade, Valocchi, or Zannoni) based in or working on behalf of a dispossessed, disenfranchised, oppressed, or
imperiled community. The internship may be sponsored by any Trinity faculty member.
- In satisfying requirements 1 and 2, students must take courses in at least three different fields. Any exemptions
from the requirements must be requested in writing to the coordinator.
- Core courses
- AMST 291. Protest Movements in Modern America
- AMST 380. The Vietnam War and American Culture
- AMST 374. The 1960s and American Culture
- EDUC 300. Education Reform: Past and Present
- HIST 118. Social and Political Movements in 20th Century America
- HIST 313. The Struggle for Civil Rights in the United States
- PHIL 246. Human Rights: Philosophical Foundations, Issues and Debates
- * PHIL 355. Moral Theory and Public Policy
- POLS 318. Environmental Politics
- * POLS 326. Women and Politics
- POLS 355. Urban Politics
- RELG 262. Religion in America
- SOCL 272. Social Movements
- SOCL 312. Social Class and Mobility
- Supplementary courses
- AMST 203. Conflicts and Cultures in American Society
- AMST 341. Spectacle of Disability in American Culture
- ANTH 254. The Meaning of Work
- MUSC 234. Protests in Music
- PSYC 246. Community Psychology
- PBPL 331. Becoming American: Immigration and Integration Policy
- SOCL 241. Mass Media, Popular Culture, and Social Reality
- WMGS 369. Queer Studies: Issues and Controversies