Humanity in Perspective Winter/Spring Cohort
Winter and Spring 2021: January 14 through May 17, 2021
Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month (February through May) from noon to 4:00 p.m. There will be no class during the fourth week of March for Spring Break.
Instructor: Rozzell Medina (Program Coordinator)
Instructor: Carolina Gómez-Montoya
Instructor: Monica Mueller
This free course is open to all Oregon residents who meet application criteria. Drawing from our individual and collective curiosity, interests, knowledge, and skills, we will explore various aspects of cultural and social movements. We will deepen our awareness of how strategy, collaboration, creativity, and community have shaped movement and culture and how we can integrate these practices more effectively into our lives and communities.
This will include a survey of core humanities subjects (art, history, philosophy, literature, and writing) and a critical look at why certain work is considered canonical, or of lasting, foundational importance.
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.
Together, we will:
- Get to know each other in order to build trust and community
- Learn in ways that are meaningful and relevant to us individually and as a community
- Explore subjects that emerge from our individual and shared interests
- Discover how we can apply what we learn to our own lives and communities
The class will meet entirely online, with optional in-person meetings and field trips. We will discuss technology access as part of your interview. We are committed to addressing barriers for participants who wish to make the commitment, so limited access to the internet or technology should not discourage you from applying.
If you are interested, please read through this collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and responses. If you still have questions, or would like to apply over the phone, please contact Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor, Rozzell Medina at email@example.com or (503) 409-9134.
Special thanks to Portland State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for instructional support.
Humanity in Perspective Bridge Course (Exploring Social Movements through the Humanities)
Fall 2020: October 1 through December 7, 2020
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, November 14 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. No class on Thanksgiving.
Lead Instructor: Rozzell Medina
In this free, three-credit college course, we will learn about social movements in the United States and beyond, specifically through the lenses of art, history, literature, and philosophy. We will explore various aspects of intersecting social movements such as Black Lives Matter, the Situationist International, the feminist movements, the Chicano movement, the American Indian movement, environmental movement, and disability justice movement. We will also explore intersections of cultural movements such as Dada, hip hop, and punk rock with social movements. This course is completed and will repeat during Fall 2021. Please check back for details.
Written and creative projects—as well as interactive presentations from special guests and optional in-person field trips around the Portland area—will contribute to our learning and community engagement with the world beyond the classroom walls.
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