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COMAR-2700-1: Community Practice Workshop 1: Art & Society

Spring 2021

Subject: Community Arts
Type: Workshop
Delivery Mode: Online
Level: Undergraduate

Course Dates: January 25, 2021 — May 09, 2021
Meetings: Tue 10:00-11:55AM, Online - FA-2
Instructor: Aaron Gach

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 1/1 Closed


Course DescriptionCommunity Practice Workshops are designed to introduce students to special topics in community and socially engaged practice. These courses have an emphasis on project learning, sustainability or global perspectives. There are readings, research, or supplemental activities that help students contextualize their interests in community, working in public space and production within broad Craft dialogues. Students from all majors in the fine arts, design, and architecture, with no previous experience in Community Arts, are invited to take these courses.

Section Description
This course will be an investigation of art and artists working in communities, working collaboratively, working in partnership with local, national and international agencies, and those who address civil and human rights. This course addresses the need to better prepare art students for active and participatory roles of leadership in a multicultural society. Through discussions with visiting artists, scholars and activists, the role of artists in times of profound change will be researched and re-evaluated providing the opportunity to address local, regional, national and international political issues. Students will be encouraged to develop strategies that will allow them to contribute to the needs of various communities in their role of artists and activists. Students are expected to establish communication with an already existing agency serving a particular community in which students may feel that he/she has an ideological affinity and within which would like to develop an art project.Online course sections will be delivered with both asynchronous and synchronous components as outlined in the course syllabus. Required online synchronous meeting times are listed as the meeting pattern for this course section. 

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