2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2024  
2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CASA 101 PZ -Critical Community Studies

Institution: Pitzer

Description: This course explores current movements, theories and narratives centered around critical issues in our local communities as well as focuses on theories and approaches to social service and social change and the tensions between them. The course will apply theory to practice through interdisciplinary scholarship, in-class dialogues, critical reflection and analysis, experiential learning, and direct engagement with local change-making organizations and movements. The course’s theoretical frameworks are grounded in a cross section of disciplines, including contributions from cultural studies, critical education theory, psychology, sociology and anthropology. Course praxis (theory + action +critical reflection) will play out in large part through the program’s intensive practicum, class fieldtrips and workshops that exemplify that which we study. Through this course, students will engage in hands-on applications of community-based education and become aware of local knowledge, assets, and approaches to social change.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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