RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Spring 2022, Section 102 - Detroit - Artist as Activist
Instruction Mode: Section 102 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 5/3/22 - 6/20/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This course will explore the role the arts have played in resisting systemic inequalities, fighting injustice, and giving voice to those on the margins. We will consider the power of art as a component in social movements as well as in times of crisis. Further, we will use the study and practice of art, particularly creative writing, to deepen our understandings of and relationships to the city of Detroit and consider artistic practice as a way of healing and transforming our communities as well as ourselves.

While open to any U-M undergraduate student, this course is part of the full curriculum for students accepted into the Semester in Detroit Program. Students interested in this class might want to consider applying to spend the entire fall 2022 semester off-campus in Detroit


RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
101 (SEM)
 In Person
8RC Ugrd
MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
5/3/22 - 6/20/22
102 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
5/3/22 - 6/20/22
Note: Class must be elected for THREE credits only Meets in UM Detroit Center

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