Course: Activism for Justice in a Digital World

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(Half Course)
(Classes I–III)

How do activists work to create a more just society in the United States and in the world? How are they combining new social media tools and traditional service activities to address problems of poverty, homelessness, hunger, educational inequity, healthcare, the environment and immigration? How can you make a difference? This course will explore current issues through readings by contemporary authors and news sources, as well as historical documents, regular speakers, and field trips into Boston. An integral component of this exploration will be students’ firsthand experiences through weekly service commitments to local sites (with homework time allocated to this hands-on work.) Course work includes journal writing or blogging, short papers, and an action project related to a topic of personal interest.