COLL 189 - BRIDGING ACADEMIA AND ACTIVISM
Long Title: BRIDGING ACADEMIA AND ACTIVISM: 11 PAPERS TO READ BEFORE YOU GRADUATE (WIESS)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: "Society finds itself at the convergence of various crises: rampant social and economic inequality, ecological destruction, and state violence, to name a few. Thus, it should come as little surprise that institutional skepticism is on the rise, including increasingly negative public perception of higher education. Is academia doomed to wither away from its metaphorical ivory tower—or do academics occupy one of the last remaining spaces where alternative visions of the world are still possible?
By analyzing one scholarly reading each week, this discussion-based course will examine the role academia can—or can’t—play in activist efforts to develop and implement political re-imaginings. Through critical dialogue exploring theoretical and material social/political/economic issues, we will arrive at answers to our essential question, “how can academia help us challenge oppression and create a more just world?”"