Upcoming HIP Courses

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Fall 2021

Applications are noncompetitive, however, space is limited to 25 participants. To ensure your enrollment, we recommend submitting an application as early as possible.

Winter 2022

  • Humanity in Perspective (6-credit hybrid course)

    • Course dates: January 10-May 26, 2022

      • Application period to be announced

      • Priority application date: December 6, 2021

    • Course title and description to be announced

Summer 2022

  • HIP 2022 Summer Youth Course 

    • All course information to be announced


Humanity in Perspective: Exploring Social Movements (3 credits)

Update: As of August 16, we have decided to move our Fall HIP course to a fully online format. Along with ensuring we remain in compliance with shifting state mandates regarding COVID-19, this decision also allows us to invite a larger group of Oregonians, from all parts of the state, to participate safely and equally in HIP. Our instructors and presenters are experienced in creating remote learning experiences that nurture meaningful connections while exploring the course material in diverse and engaging ways. Additionally, limited funds are available to support students around technological access. You will have a chance to answer questions about your tech access and needs when you apply.

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October 4th-December 9th, 2021
Mondays and Thursdays 6:30-9:00 p.m. (Pacific)
AND October 16th and November 20th (Saturdays), 12:00-4:00 p.m. (Pacific)

(No class on Thursday, November 25th)

Instructor: Rozzell Medina

In this online course, we will explore current and historical social movements for environmental, economic, racial, and disability justice. At times, we will focus on specific movements, learning about the people, strategies, and events that shaped their struggles and their gains. We’ll also look at the similarities and differences between movements—as well as many of the important points where movements for justice and liberation intersect. While most of our focus will be on social movements within North America, there will be space to explore global movements as well.  

Our exploration will be rooted in core humanities disciplines of art, history, philosophy, literature, and critical thinking. 

Written and creative projects—as well as interactive presentations from special guests—will contribute to our learning and community engagement with the world beyond the classroom walls. 

Together, we will:

  • Get to know each other in order to build trust and community

  • Learn about—and reflect on—the world in ways that are meaningful and relevant to us, individually and collectively (as a community)

  • Imagine and describe visions of the world in which we would like to live 

  • Explore subjects that emerge from our individual and shared interests

  • Do projects that help us apply what we learn to our own lives and communities 

Former HIP students/alumni ARE ELIGIBLE to apply. Alumni with 9 previous Clemente Course credits may be waitlisted to take the course for no credit. New students who complete this course are encouraged to also enroll in the Winter/Spring 6-credit cohort (with an additional interview process) if it works for them. 

Students can receive a total of 9 transferable credits from Clemente Courses.

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