SS381A

SS 381 A - Special Topic: Leadership and Social Change 
 
Credits
 
Session
Fall 
 
Description 

The course objectives are to provide a broad and critical understanding of the nature of the society we live in; an overview of the different ways ordinary people may effect change; theories and perspectives to inform efforts toward social change; and opportunities to examine the relationship of one’s personal life values, and actions to social change.



Special Topics in Social Sciences:  Leadership and Social Change


Fall 2012

Instructor:                Anne Morse

Prerequisites:        none


Format:         

The class will include lectures, discussions, interactive activities, student book reports, student led workshops, and an extensive reading list.

Objectives:         

The course objectives are to provide a broad and critical understanding of the nature of the society we live in; an overview of the different ways ordinary people may effect change; theories and perspectives to inform efforts toward social change; and opportunities to examine the relationship of one’s personal life, values, and actions to social change.

Evaluation:          

Book Report: 25%

Community Awareness Workshop:  30%

Infomercial:  10%

Journal:  10%

Activist Interview:  15%

                                

Course Content:        

Topics will include examples of social change instigated by ordinary people; the role of privilege, oppression and resistance in shaping society as well as specific forms and combinations of oppression; nonviolence as a means of achieving social change; paradigms of justice; and leadership in the context of social change. The topics addressed in the course will be modified based on the interests that the students bring to the class.

 

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