Human Development and Social Change   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

HD 381 - Human Development and Social Change

3 Credit(s)
This course will examine the importance of promoting positive social change in times of national stress. Students will explore the connection between their own personal growth and the act of evoking actual change, and will learn useful practices based in storytelling, art, performance, and action research. Readings will be assigned from feminists' theory, cultural studies, critical race theory, participatory democracy, and other frameworks for social change. To put their new thinking into action, each student will design a project proposing actual change at an organization, school, community or government agency. If a student already has an ongoing project addressing social change, this course can be used to improve that project.