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FYSE1415

Identity, Education, and Power

Telling Stories: Identity, Education, and Power
Our stories become the representations of our lives. They bind us to each other through their similarities, all the while keeping the distinctness that makes us unique. However, what happens when one story becomes the only story about a people, culture, country, or community? Critical Race scholar Richard Delgado (1989) writes, “Racial and social-class based isolation prevents hearing of diverse stories and counter stories. It diminishes the conversations through which we create reality [and] construct our communal lives.” In this seminar we will read, critique, explore, and engage dominant stories and counter stories as they relate to our understandings of history, place, education, identity, power, and privilege. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP CW SOC

Sections

Fall 2014

FYSE1415A-F14 Seminar (Affolter)