College for Coming Times

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R. Herzig

Course Long Title

College for Coming Times


Why attend class in the era of instantaneously streaming information? What purposes might educational institutions such as Bates, created as nineteenth-century Protestant seminaries, hold for lives framed by the pressing global challenges of the twenty-first century? This advanced discussion seminar, grounded in the emerging field of Critical University Studies, addresses these and related questions. Drawing insight from feminist, queer, disability, and critical race approaches, students consider the role of small residential colleges in confronting issues such as student debt, workplace automation, health disparities, and climate justice. Prerequisite(s): GSS 100.

Writing Credit


INDS Program Relationship

IDGS - GSS Program

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year