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SOCY 3311 Diversity, Community, and Service (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

What are the roles and responsibilities of individuals in addressing inequality in our society? This course will engage with several bodies of literature, including social movement, service learning, feminist, and critical race studies to better understand the dilemmas facing those working for social change. Drawing on case studies, personal accounts, and research, students explore various historical and contemporary forms of "service" and "activism" as well as reflect upon their own personal experiences with these various social change efforts. We will also explore the influence that various forms of privilege can have on building collaborative relationships that promote structural social change.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Deborah Piatelli
Dave Harker

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17