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What is your personal mission statement? When you take your last breath, how will this world be better for you having been here? Together we will explore our own personal values, unique ways of manifesting purpose, and how we can impact our community. We will explore successes and struggles of both large and micro social movements kickstarted by visionaries that have resulted in positive changes in the world. We will delve into the powerful role that communication plays in attracting others to join a mission-driven endeavor. And we will discover what inspires us to take action that goes beyond dreaming and planning.
Course taught by: Karen McFarlane Holman Colloquium Associate: Oscar Figueroa
Authoritative Reference Sources vs Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a great resource for getting general info about something, but because anyone can contribute or change its content, it is sometimes considered unreliable. It is a good place to start your research, but it is best to double check what you find against other sources.
Consider consulting the library's print or electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, or other reference books to backup the basic information of your paper. Reference books can provide a general overview of a topic and help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data; these sources often include references and lists of further readings. Additionally, these resources have typically gone through an editorial process to check for accuracy. To the right and below are some resources that may be of use.
"This four-volume set examines social movements in American history - from the great struggles for abolition, civil rights, and women's equality to the more specific quests for prohibition, consumer safety, unemployment insurance, and global justice."
"Written by leading scholars in the field, this comprehensive and readable resource gives anthropology students a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline." Also available in print in the Reference area: Ref. GN307 .R68 2010
"Presents the topics, concepts, and ideas which motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice, as well as short biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism." 3 volumes