This focal study aims to encourage students to think about social issues and engage with the community through creative projects. Students will have a theoretical background on contemporary social and political issues and will be empowered to do creative work that will explore social activism.
Instructions for Focal Study 27
Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.
Complete one course from the first cluster and two courses from the second cluster.
|First Cluster (complete 1 course)|
|APTH/GSS 212||Theatre for Gender Equity||2 credits|
|APTH/ENV 385||Eco-Theatre: Community & Performance||4 credits|
|ARTST 122||Studio I CE (any topic)||2-4 credits|
|ARTST 207||Design for Sustainability||2-4 credits|
|ARTST 222||Studio II CE (any topic)||2-4 credits|
|ARTST 228||Photography I||2 credits|
|ARTST 307||Leadership Through Design||4 credits|
|ARTST 372||Interdisciplinary Design Seminar, non-majors||2 credits|
|ENGW 206||Writing Poetry||4 credits|
|ENGW 209||Creative Nonfiction||4 credits|
|MEDA 153/353||Video Community Engagement||4 credits|
|MEDA 302||Documentary Studies and Practice||4 credits|
|SOCWK 301||Macro Social Work Practice||4 credits|
|Second Cluster (complete 2 courses)|
|ANTH 202||Film, Text, and Culture||4 credits|
|ENGL 220||Literature and Human Concerns||2-4 credits|
|GSS 201||Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies||4 credits|
|PHIL 202||Ethics and Society||4 credits|
|POLS 321||Protest, Dissent and Social Change||4 credits|
|PSY 314||Memory and Mind||4 credits|
|SOC 102 OR SOC 110 OR SOC 120 OR SOC 130||Social Problems (no longer offered) OR Understanding the Apocalypse OR Image, Society, and Identity OR
Stump the Sociologist
|SOC 202||Public Sociology||4 credits|
|SOC 203||Social Change||4 credits|
The following special topics courses may count towards the first cluster of Focal Study 27 when the topic/title is as below. Request approval from the Focal Studies Advisor.
|ARTST 121||Eco-Art||4 credits|
|ARTST 221||Eco-Art||4 credits|