Enroll now! NEW Class, HUM 161 Creativity and Crisis, Spring 2012, Thursdays 2:30-5pm
We are pleased to announce the Spring 2012 Humanities 161 course, “Creativity and Crisis.”
Everyday is a new crisis. We are surrounded by global forces that challenge leaders and citizens to live, work, and govern differently. But, do we have the creative capacity to respond to these crises in ways that advance social wellbeing, justice, peace and prosperity? When the old ways of knowing and expression are no longer sufficient to meet the demands of a new situation, what types of creativity are required?
“Creativity and Crisis” will be team-taught by professors Bruce Barry, Owen School of Management; Vanessa Beasley, Department of Communication; Steven Tepper, Department of Sociology; and Mel Ziegler, Department of Art. This course looks at crisis events (911, Iraq War, Nashville Flood, etc.) and our collective memory of them to introduce questions about the complicated and critical nature of the interaction between crisis and creativity.
Students will explore topics such as the financial crisis, consumerism, the environment, natural disasters, globalization, and artful protest with the interdisciplinary team of professors and expert guest speakers.
HUM161 courses have become well-known on Vanderbilt campus for their team-taught, interdisciplinary approach and commitment to challenging students to explore topics around current events with outstanding guest lecturers in classroom. The College of Arts & Sciences offers this course through the support of a grant from an anonymous patron. Previous HUM161 courses include “War in the Classroom” and “New Global Crisis: Earth’s Energy and Water Resources in the 21st century.”
Please encourage students to register for this one-time course.