This course focuses on the intersection of climate change and social justice. The course objectives are to provide historical perspective on current issues through examining an array of social justice movements, to acquire a theoretical framework for making decisions about social change priorities, goals, and strategies, to understand the dynamics of social change movements, to cultivate leadership skills, and to examine the relationship of one’s personal life, values, and actions to social change. Students will develop and lead a workshop for peers, attend social change events in the region, read extensively, and interview an activist they are interested in.
For the Fall 2020 semester this course will be offered in-person. Students enrolled in this course are encouraged to enroll in online courses, Senior Year Research Projects, and Independent Studies.