Dec 04, 2023  
2024 January Term Course Catalog 
2024 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 113 - Imagination is Not a Luxury: Understanding the Importance of Engaging Our Radical Imaginations

Please Note: Level 100 courses are open ONLY to first-year students.


Type:  In-Person
Course Meeting Days & Times:  MTThF, 9:15 AM-11:45:00 AM

Instructor(s): Brown, Nicole & Schonfeldt-Aultman, Scott
Fee: $0

Course Description:  What if we told you imagination is like a muscle? The more you work it, the stronger it becomes. This course is intended to foster and generate radical imagination, both individual and collective. Drawing on the radical Black feminist tradition of communal exploration, self-love, and acceptance (with a focus on the works of Angela Davis, Audre Lorde, and Sylvia Wynter), the class will serve as an imagination incubator that inspires radical learning practices to imagine the world we want to live in and to foster transformative pasts, presents, and futures. This is an in-person course. Via an interdisciplinary approach, students will join our Radical Imagination Lab and work collaboratively to explore and practice genuine curiosity, creative problem-solving, un/productive play, community-building, and wellness. This class explores all these topics in service to expanding our individual and collective imaginations. Because imagination is not a luxury, but a necessity. 

Prerequisites & Notes

Credits: 3

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