Apr 16, 2021  
2021-22 University Bulletin 
2021-22 University Bulletin

ABC (0101) 170 - Healing Racism and Social Injustices

Credits: 3.00

Students will engage in interdisciplinary explorations of how the humanities and the arts create an understanding of social injustices, and at the same time encourage healing.  Students will analyze human and civil rights issues through philosophy, history, sociology, criminal justice, documentaries and films, music, poetry, and various artwork.

Free Note: Cross-listed with SOC 170  

Course Learning Goals: 1. Students will engage in meaningful reflection based on class discussions and various humanities readings and visual materials. 

2. Students will create several pieces of art in the medium of their choice (art, music, poetry, digital media, graphic design, photography) that portrays a social injustice.

3. Students will be able to discuss current social justice issues through an exploration of imagery and symbolism.  

4. Students will be able to understand the importance of art that has connotative meanings (those that are associated through individual and shared groups) and denotative meanings (literal).