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Media Literacy, Art and Activism Matters

Description:
This curriculum is designed to make the study of art mean a lot, following Booker T. Washington's philosophy to use art in the service of social justice. In order to understand the possibilities for art to matter in social change actions, we will use an interdisciplinary approach. We will study media literacy and various political/economic frameworks through which people try to make sense of specific events in the world. We will review various ideas that groups and individuals have used to change "business as usual." Through studying how our knowledge about the world is shaped by various media institutions (education, journalism, social media, entertainment, and public relations/advertising) we will develop ideas about how art, broadly conceived, can intervene to challenge and reshape our

Offered in:

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 4137 |
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TBD TBD
Session: Regular
Class Dates: |
Capacity: 17
Enrolled: 0
Status: Closed
Credits: 4/4
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Degree students only, with fewer than 30 credits when they entered UMass Boston.Students may complete only one 100G course (First Year Seminar).
Course Attributes: First Year Seminar, Stay On Track
81 13281 |
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TBD TBD
Session: Regular
Class Dates: |
Capacity: 8
Enrolled: 0
Status: Closed
Credits: 4/4
Class Notes: Please contact the University Advising Center to register.|
Pre Requisites: Degree students only, with fewer than 30 credits when they entered UMass Boston.Students may complete only one 100G course (First Year Seminar).
Course Attributes: First Year Seminar, Stay On Track