Course Description:

By senior year, many UM students committed to social justice and change have managed to find places where they can learn about such work or even to engage on it with allies on campus or the local community.  But what are such students to do after they graduate?  

The focus of this course will be on strategies for social justice and social change and on participants' own values, skills and future plans. We will explore alternative meanings of social justice, theories and strategies for social change (dialogue, community development, scholar activism, etc.), roles of change agents in traditional career environs, the costs and benefits of careers of social activism,  – including opportunities for career choices in these arenas and the assessment of personal skills and resources, discussions with local social justice advocates and practice in multicultural teamwork and coalition building through a case study project.

Please contact the instructor, Dr. Kelly Maxwell at kmax@umich.edu if you’re interested in the course!