Social Justice: The Politics of Identity and Culture
The Social Justice Learning Community will provide students with both classroom and field experiences intent upon raising their awareness of cultural diversity in the United States and within the community of Green Bay.
- HUS 213 will provide students with the perspectives of youth in the African American, First Nations, and Hmong communities as they have struggled with their senses of identity and place as underrepresented members of historical and contemporary American society.
- MUSIC 224 will introduce students to the diverse and often overlooked roots of popular American music since the mid-twentieth century, illustrating important lines of cultural influence, novelty, and synthesis.
- EDUC 295 will enlist Learning Community participants not only in Phuture Phoenix tours but also tutoring and mentoring programs at ten area high-need schools. StudentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ experiences in the other Learning Community courses will provide them with a valuable perspective with which to assist the students they will mentor and tutor.
- HUS 283 will serve as the tenth credit hour, providing students with the opportunity to discuss their experiences in the Learning Community and work on a group project on those shared experiences.
By the end of the semester, we will have a greater appreciation for the diversity of American peoples, the extent to which that diversity has been embraced, and the distance remaining to accept and understand the nationally diverse composition.
In addition to the Education course's field experience, the Learning Community will engage in a variety of other activities throughout the semester, including cultural immersion experiences within the community, coffee shop meetings, and panel discussions with faculty and community members.