RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 001 Community Empowerment Through the Arts: an Introduction to Theory and Practice
Term: FA 2009
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
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:
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 RCHUMS 334.001 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 Grace-Lee Boggs. Some internship meeting times are flexible, while others are not. Please contact the course coordinator, Rebecca Fried, at becaif@umich.edu for more information on internships and their scheduled meetings.

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
41775
Open
8
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
45618
Open
8
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
45635
Open
13
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
45719
Open
7
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
46099
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 1595583505
The skin that we speak : thoughts on language and culture in the classroom, Author: edited by Lisa Delpit and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy., Publisher: New Press 2008
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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