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Course Catalog

Art in a Democratic Society

This course explores the role of art in a democratic society through a combination of research, community engagement, and collaborative project development. To thrive, democratic societies need citizens to participate in their community for the common good. This participation has many forms and manifestations. To understand our role as citizens in a democracy we will explore the work of artists who critically or creatively examine ideas and forms of democracy. This course will familiarize students with the theory and practice of democracy through the emerging field of social practice art and its interdisciplinary, research-based, community-engaged methods. Spring semester.

Core Curriculum Designation: IS
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0