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Ethnic Studies - Fall 2015

ETHN 289: Social Movements
Professor Quinney
MW 2:15 - 4:05 pm

Once again, this course will review the theory and research on social movements, with an empirical emphasis on American movements such as the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Movement, and numerous "issue" movements such as peace, environment, neighborhood, sexuality, etc. We will give attention to international movements to develop an understanding of movements in different countries with a focus on structures and cultures. We will talk explictly about the differences between movements around social cleavages such as race, class, and gender.

This class generally operates from the intellectual standpoint of the activist who is concerned about an issue and wants to do something about it. ETHNICITY CATEGORY IS BEING APPLIED FOR.

For Wyman, a Marvel-ous First Year

Jack Wyman, Albion College class of 2018
Jack Wyman (left) is balancing an academic path toward a business major, an athletic path as a notable contributor on the Albion baseball team, and a service path through his commitment to the Reserve Officer Training Program at Western Michigan University, 50 miles away. "Jack has a confidence and an ability to relate with teammates that makes him a leader in his own right," says Briton baseball head coach Scott Carden about the first-year first baseman and pitcher from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. No wonder his teammates are calling him Captain America.


In Lysistrata, Theatre Presents New Skirmish in Battle of Sexes

The classic comedy Lysistrata gets a brand-new treatment in an Albion College Theatre Department production, rearranged by professor Bob Starko. The play runs Thursday, April 9 through Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the College's Herrick Theatre. A Sunday, April 12 matinee begins at 2 p.m.

Albion Students Sample the NASA Wares

Matt Kribs, '18

First-year student Matt Kribs (left) is a violinist and plans to major in music performance, but part of his early Albion experience has included looking at lunar samples direct from NASA as part of a planetary astronomy class. "It's not every day you get to look at samples from the moon, from the Apollo spacecraft," said Kribs, who is also a member of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

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