Summer 2021: Semester in New Times
Full-time, 10 credits (DIAL 390W & 391W).
Program dates: May 12 - June 21, 2021.
Applications are now open on a rolling basis.
*Students who have completed credits for DIAL 393 and DIAL 394 are not eligible to participate in the program.*
We are living through extraordinary times. A global pandemic, climate collapse, and a tremendous civil rights movement are transforming life as we know it. Change is all around us. We are curious about how we may likewise shape, and be shaped by, change. Semester in New Times imagines new frameworks for social transformation. The course is an invitation for students to consider the parallel journey of personal inner work and large-scale social change, to connect meaningfully in a time of isolation, and to think and plan together as a new era emerges.
Semester in New Times is a multidisciplinary offering for students curious about navigating life in multitudes and bridging seemingly disparate worlds in the service of ethical social transformation.
We will focus our thinking, engagement, and research about social transformation in the following three domains of research practice and community mobilization:
- Making infrastructures (communities)
- Building care structures for mental health
- Forging social and environmental justice
These pools of activity will set the context through which students will engage in dialogue-archive and mount projects to form horizons for social transformation in new times.