ICS 36
Grassroots Democracy: Social Movements Since the 1960s

Course Description

Applied and theoretical learning for students of social justice, this course is a comparative survey of protest movements since the 1960s. An introductory, comparative, and interdisciplinary study of Mexican American, African American, Asian American, and white working class social and political struggles from 1960 to the present. The course traces the development of protest movements in response to racial, class, gender, ecological and political inequality in the context of U.S. politics and history. The course critically examines the internal and external factors contributing to the rise and fall of social and political movements with special attention to the conjuncture of ecology, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, class, and sexual orientation in contemporary U.S. politics.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
37699 ICS 36 1EZ ···R··· 06:00 PM-08:50 PM Alysa Cisneros ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-01-31 to 2022-03-25.

Footnote Information

ICS-036.-1EZ-: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382. The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at deanza.edu/online-ed/students/remotelearning. This class involves 12 hours of active work making a difference in our communities. The course has been modified so that this does not involve more time than a regular class.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading
Also Listed As
(Also listed as POLI 16. Students may enroll in either department, but not both, for credit.)


(See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.) Advisory: EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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