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Interdisciplinary Studies in the Commons

This guide will provide help with accessing IDS course support in the Commons, including IDS 405 and IDS 410

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Social Movements and Interest Groups

For the project in this course, you will select an American social movement or interest group to investigate. Below is a list of social movements and interest groups and a brief overview for your consideration. 

Social Movements


Interest Groups


Single Issue Interest Groups

Single issue interest groups: Interest groups that will lobby congress or government concerning one issue. Click below to explore some examples. 

Corporate Lobbying

Corporate lobbying: Large corporations often form their own lobby groups, or they will form a lobby group where a particular industry will centralize its efforts. These are examples of different corporate sectors that utilize corporate lobbying groups to promote their agendas:  


Unions: Organized labor groups that represent the interest of workers. Click below to explore some examples.