RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 002 Community Empowerment Through the Arts: an Introduction to Theory and Practice
Term: WN 2012
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
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Waitlist Capacity:
5
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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How can the arts affect change in communities? This course challenges the understanding of what it means to be empowered and how to be an agent of empowerment. Learn how to apply the arts as a tool for change in the cause of social justice. This class is taught by a team of teachers that practice engaged-learning as an instructional tool. Students will have the opportunity to experience community-based art in action through hands-on work with one of five exemplary projects in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Detroit. This course meets with SW 513.002 and offers undergraduate and graduate students a collaborative learning experience with Residential College and School of Social Work faculty, community artists and community members from local agencies serving families and youth. Students will meet once a week to explore how this genre affects personal, community, and societal transformation through self-reflection, creative response, and the examination of innovators such as Augusto Boal, Hector Aristizabel and Lisa Delpit. Some internship meeting times are flexible, while others are not. Please contact the course coordinator, Deb Gordon-Gurfinkel dmgordon@umich.edu for more information on internships and their scheduled meetings. Please note that there is a mandatory four-hour retreat the third Saturday after classes start.

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RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22608
Open
6
4RC Ugrd
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
22761
Open
2
1RC Ugrd
-
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
23415
Open
4
1RC Ugrd
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
27061
Closed
0
2RC Ugrd
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
29536
Closed
0
 
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M 7:00PM - 8:00PM
M 8:00PM - 10:00PM
W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
23473
Open
14
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Class will meet at the Detroit Center, as part of the Semester in Detroit.
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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
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Other Textbook Editions OK.
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