Social/Behavioral Science Exploration
"How do artists respond to social and political changes and challenges within their communities." This course will explore pressing social issues within communities, as well as the very idea of what makes a community. The course will consider and discuss how artists examine concerns that also engage scholars and researchers in psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, public health, and political science. The approach to these questions and issues will be interdisciplinary. Topics such as inequality, urban spaces, race and justice, outsider experiences, as well as others of the group's choosing, will allow us to think deeply about communities, both locally, nationally, and trans-nationally. We consider how we create our own community through engaging dialogue and collaborative research projects and presentations.