GED 678 - Heroes, Art, and Social Justice: Aesthetic Perspectives
From defiance to expression and from those individuals who are visionary to those who join world-wide activism, this course examines broad perspectives on education through the lens of heroes, the arts, and social justice. With the help of literature, paintings, performances, and memoirs we will juxtapose our stories with stories of those who have influenced our evolving understanding of beauty and truth. We will critique our visual and material culture to understand current habits and values of local and global societies. Familiar and unfamiliar “heroes,” whether printmaker, dancer, environmentalist, civil servant, athlete, or social worker, will inspire us to discourse about the attributes and deeds of some who have changed the course of history. Through critical discourse, collaborative projects, and artistic interpretations of current issues we ideally will expand our aesthetic, social, and spiritual consciousness for the future.
Credits: 3 cr.
A materials fee may be due upon registration.