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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 300 - Jr Civic Engagement Seminar

This innovative course will comprise a junior civic-engagement experience in the Twin Cities organized around a central theme (such as “Schools and Prisons”). The course provides a real-world urban context for students who are deeply engaged in theorizing racism and other forms of structural inequalities in the U.S. and around the globe. It is based largely outside the classroom, draws on the College’s relationships with the Twin Cities, and provides extensive opportunities for students to interact with community mentors. The course is designed primarily for juniors majoring in American Studies as a prior rigorous study of issues related to race and racism in U.S. history and contemporary social policy and social thought are needed to set the stage for the course. It is required of all American Studies majors, however, other students with equivalent preparation are welcome with permission from the instructor. When offered with different topics, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): American Studies Major or permission of instructor. (4 Credits)