Power and Movements

Session: Fall
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2020 - 2021
Approval Required: No

The rationale of this online, synchronous course is to engage the interdependence of individual and collective power in contributing to social change movements, sustainability, and liberation.
The course will explore specific approaches to change through various perspectives of power, organization, and movement. This includes the artificial and natural phenomena that contribute to and are perpetuated by interlocking patterns of domination. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their relationship with collective liberation by: studying power and movements; working with concrete tools and practices that deepen internal, interpersonal, and institutional relationships with power and movements; reflecting upon the wisdom of spiritual and secular sources; and collaborating in the equitable cultivation of community. Students will be expected to complete readings, case-studies, reflections, and a final project that contributes to the collective wisdom of the class.

This online course is synchronous on Zoom and counts as low residency; students must have consistent internet access to relevant technology.

Maximum Enrollment: 10

Relates to SKSM Thresholds 2, 3, 4, 6, & 7, and MFC Comps 3, 5, & 7.

Recommended pre-course: ECO Core Intensive.