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(s)||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 Politics||4 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||Parties and Elections||4 credits|
|POLS 304||Community Politics||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|