General Education Courses 2012-2013
General Education Capstone Courses
Education and Theatre for Social Change
Examines the theory and practice of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Augusto Boals' Theatre of the Oppressed for educational, social and political change. Integrates education, human development, and theatre to critically analyze and apply approaches to social/political/educational activism for social change. Final project integrates research and theatre. General Education: Capstone Seminar. Prerequisite: Completion of General Education requirements in both Creativity and the Arts and Ethics and Social Justice.
Explores the life and times of Socrates in ancient Athens by studying philosophical, historical, and dramatic texts, taking on dramatic roles as Athenian citizens, re-enacting meetings of the Athenian assembly, and staging a trial of Socrates. General Education: Capstone. Open to juniors and seniors who have fulfilled General Education requirements in Self & Society and Creativity & the Arts.
Agents of Change for Public Policy and Leadership
Explores social movements in America and how leaders promoted change in public policy for social justice. Identify and analyze both the primary and secondary sources to learn the stories of the leaders of these movements. Consider the extent to which these stories created the context for the formation of the changes in social policy that resulted in a more just society. General Education: Capstone; Fulfills Perspectives on Diversity. Prerequisite: Completion of General Education requirements in Self & Society and Ethics and Social Justice.
In Our Voices: Social Change and the Alternative Press
Explore the power of the alternative press; discovers the role alternative press played in driving social change, including the women's and civil rights movements; understand how literature and media give expression to those traditionally misrepresented by mainstream outlets; learn effective strategies for speaking truth to power in our own modern media environment. General Education: Capstone. Open to juniors and seniors who have fulfilled Gen Ed requirements in Historical Perspectives and Ethics & Social Justice. Also fulfills Perspectives on Diversity.