RCHUMS 341 - Empowering Community Through the Arts
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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How can the arts affect change in communities? This service-learning 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 issues of social justice and, as an educational tool in response to the impact of racism and classism on equal access to educational resources for children and youth in the United States. Students will develop the capacity to formulate creative arts interventions through exposure to engaged-learning practices in the Wednesday class and at their weekly community-based internships with one of three exemplary arts and social justice organizations in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Detroit. This course offers 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. The class is taught by teachers that practice engaged-learning as an instructional tool. Students explore how this genre affects personal, community, and societal transformation through self-reflection, creative response, and the examination of innovators such as Lisa Delpit, Bryan Stevenson, Augusto Boal, Hector Aristizabel and Dorothy Heathcote.

RCHUMS 341 - Empowering Community Through the Arts
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001 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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