ORGSTUDY 490 - Advanced Research Team
Section: 001 Research on Social Movements and Political Parties
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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Waitlist Notes:
Students will be given permission to register for the course at the discretion of the instructor.
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment in either ORGSTUDY 305 or 310; and a course in STATS.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Social movements and political parties are both important ways that citizens express their preferences to the government. Yet, they are organized in very different ways. Social movements are organized around issues, while political parties are organized around candidates. These two systems of organization sometimes overlap, causing parties and movements to push and pull at one another. This research seminar focuses on partisan protest events (such as the Women's March on Washington and protests outside conventions) as a significant instance in which this tug of war takes place. The seminar focuses roughly half its time on reading and discussion about parties, movements, and political events. The other half the time is devoted to hands-on research on these issues. Students will look at original survey data collected at recent national events and learn how to analyze it using Stata. They will also work with data collected from newspapers and social media. The course will conclude with student team presentations based on this research.

Class Format:

Research seminar

ORGSTUDY 490 - Advanced Research Team
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001 (LAB)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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