RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 002 Community Empowerment Through the Arts: an Introduction to Theory and Practice
Term: WN 2009
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

How does art affect social justice? Community-based art, or art "of, by, and for the people" has emerged in the past twenty years as a genre that has rocked the fields of both art and activism by calling into question traditional notions of "community," "participation," "spectatorship," and "leadership." Students enrolled in this course will have the unique opportunity to experience community-based art in action through hands-on work — once a week — with one of five exemplary projects in the Detroit metro area. As a supplement to these internships students will meet once a week to explore how this genre effects personal, community, and societal transformation through self-reflection, creative response, and the examination of innovators like Augusto Boal, Anna Deveare-Smith, and Tyree Guyton. Students must also enroll in [independent study course] to engage in the accompanying site work. A mandatory class retreat meets Saturday, January 19th from 11:00-3:00 PM.
For more information, please visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rcctc

Description of Independent Study Course

A required accompaniment to RCHUMS 334.002 students must enroll in RCCORE 206.080 in order to engage in site work for “Empowering Our Communities Through Creative Expression.” Meeting times for site work are the following:
  • Telling It Teens: Tuesdays 6-8:30
  • Telling It COPE: M or Th 11-1
  • Telling It Kids: Tuesdays 3:30-6
  • Matrix Theatre of Detroit: Mondays 3-7
  • Hannan House Intergenerational Theater Project: Thursdays 11-3

The second week of class, students will submit two of their top preferences for site work; instructors will assign students to one of those preferences. For a description of the sites, please visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rcctc.

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25956
Open
2
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
26241
Open
12
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28238
Open
3
 
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M 8:00PM - 10:00PM
W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
M 7:00PM - 8:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
28283
Open
5
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (SEM)
P
28284
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
28491
Open
8
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Class will meet at the Detroit Center, as part of the Semester in Detroit.
008 (SEM)
P
29017
Open
3
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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