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.

Instructions for Focal Study 4

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
POLS 302 Parties and Elections 4 credits
POLS 304 Community Politics 4 credits
POLS/PSJ 321 Protest, Dissent, and Social Change 4 credits
PSJ 105 Introduction to Civic Engagement 2 credits
PSY 310 Community Psychology 4 credits