Community Organizing
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Urban Studies
Course Number: LURB 3010
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
  • Urban Studies
This course explores the theory and practice of community organizing with a focus on understanding and implementing critical qualitative methodologies. It examines theories of social action and political organizing and their relationship with political-economy and identity. It uses examples of place-based and community-based organizations and organizing to consider the relationship between space, place, scale, and activism. Research on anti-sweatshop activism serves as a primary case study. Students simultaneously examine the role of qualitative methodologies and community-based learning in the research on community-based organizing and in activism itself. They engage extensively in their own methodological research projects. Formerly, this course was designated under the UP track.
Course Open to: Majors Only