FREN 1350 - Introduction to Social Change in the Arts Course uri icon



  • This course serves as an introduction to the Certificate in Art and Social Change. It introduces students to theories, concepts, and ideas that shape artistic productions and activist conversations around social change in a variety of geo-cultural contexts. The course is divided into three main units: theater and performance, media, and visual arts. Through these different lenses, students will learn about artistic practices in the US and in regions where Italian and French are spoken (North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Mediterranean region). This course allows students to engage with some of the most urgent issues in our societies, as they relate to justice, equality, and diversity. Artists and activists play an increasingly important role in advancing justice and promoting social change at the local, national, and global levels. The interdisciplinary approach of this course enables students to examine the role of different forms of artistic productions as a catalyst for social change. This course emphasizes a pedagogical and scholarly approach rooted in critical thinking, anti-oppression practices, and community building. Same as ITAL 1350.