Social Movement Literacy: Syllabus

Authors

  • Jason Del Gandio Temple University

Keywords:

Social Justice, Social Movements, Activism, Prison Pedagogy, Literacy

Abstract

The following syllabus is for a course on “social movement literacy†(SML).  The course is currently being taught at Grateford State Prison (just outside of Philadelphia).  The basic purpose of SML is to help educate students on how to properly read and understand the nature and function of social movements.  SML is not reducible to learning about a handful of specific social movements; instead, SML establishes core skills and knowledges that enable people to recognize, discuss, perhaps participate in and, if need be, intelligently critique, the ideologies, political motivations, and tactics of social movements.

Author Biography

Jason Del Gandio, Temple University

Department of Strategic Communication

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Sequence Head, Rhetoric and Public Advocacy

www.jasondelgandio.net

References

This is a syllabus to be potentially published in the Book Reviews and Resources section. There are no references other than the reading list for the course.

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Published

2017-05-31

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Book Review & Resources