Dec 05, 2020  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GED 673 - Special Topics: Heroes, the Arts, and Social Justice

From Jackie Robinson to Jacob Lawrence, defiance to expression this course examines the continual search to define and practice justice in this country and what it means to be an educational leader. Through an interdisciplinary lens and the use of literature, paintings, performances, and memoires we will juxtapose our stories with stories of those in fields that range from baseball to politician to neighborhood activist to artist who have influenced our understanding of “beauty” and “truth.” These familiar and unfamiliar “heroes” will inspire us to first discourse about the attributes and deeds of some who have changed the course of history. By using 21st century skills such as empathy, synthesis, and imagination to examine these individuals and an inclusive community that promotes critical and creative thinking we will revisit our own beliefs and practice as teachers, create our own artistic interpretations of current issues, and develop curriculum that is interdisciplinary and expands aesthetic, social, and spiritual consciousness.

Credits: 3 cr.

Miscellaneous Notes:
This course can be used for the Aesthetic Perspective requirement for those concentrating in the arts as well as an elective for those who have already taken GED 678.