RLST155 PO - Religion, Ethics and Social Practice: An Intergenerational Partnership on Vocations for Social Change (CP)
When Offered: Fall 2019.
Instructor(s): Z. Kassam
Through direct experience, related readings, structured reflection and intergenerational discussion this course seeks to develop informed responses to the following questions: What are the religious, ethical and/or simply humane elements that motivate and sustain our social practice? How does our present commitment to justice become a lifelong vocation of participation and leadership in effective social change? How does our own personal development foster or inhibit our capacity to deal effectively with injustice? To what extent do factors such as class, gender and ethnicity determine our assumptions about the human condition and our own role in society?
We will address these questions in an intergenerational partnership of faculty and students from The Claremont Colleges, residents of Pilgrim Place (a retirement community where many have devoted a lifetime to service and/or social change agency) and other Elders similarly committed to social justice. This fertile mix of differing age perspectives, diverse experiences and our work together will culminate in undergraduate proposals for a three to nine-month project of social change in the U.S. or abroad.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 3; Analyzing Difference
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