4. The Artist as Social Sculptor       

Art has the potential to transform society and bring about revolutionary change.  In the art form called “Social Sculpture,” society is regarded as one great work of art to which each person can contribute creatively.  Social sculpture is an activity that strives to structure, shape, and heal society or the environment.  In this focal study, students will become Social Sculptors by working to create new structures in society using language, thought, action and object.  It is suggested that students take the Civic Engagement section of this focal study last.         

Complete at least three courses, one per cluster, and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from each cluster.


First Cluster: Arts Foundations (complete 1 course)
ARTST Any Art Studio Course 2-4 credits
APTH 212 Theatre for Gender Equity 2 credits
APTH 272 Performance as Witness 2 credits    
MEDA 153/353 Video for Community Engagement 4 credits    
PHIL 304 Philosophy of Art 4 credits    

Second Cluster: Social Sciences Foundations (complete 1 course)
ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology 4 credits
PH 101 Public Health 4 credits  
POLS 140  Introduction to US Politics4 credits  
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 4 credits
SOC 101   Introduction to Sociology 4 credits
SOC 102 Social Problems       4 credits

Third Cluster: Civic Engagement Experience (complete 1 course)
DS 204 Working with People with Disability 4 credits
GSS 231 Community Stories 2 credits
POLS 302 Community Politics 4 credits
POLS 304 Parties and Elections 4 credits
POLS 321 Protest, Dissent, and Social Change 4 credits
PSJ 105 Introduction to Civic Engagement 2 credits    
PSY 310 Community Psychology 4 credits