Courses for the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation minor are from the creative arts, humanities and social sciences.
CAST 150b Introduction to Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation
May not be taken for credit by students who took PAX 250b in prior years.
How can music, theater, poetry, literature, and visual arts contribute to community development, coexistence, and nonviolent social change? In the aftermath of violence, how can artists help communities reconcile? Students explore these questions through interviews, case studies, and projects. Usually offered every year. In Spring 2019, Jenny Alexander and Dan Mooney will be instructors for CAST 150b.
CAST 170a Documenting the Immigrant Experience
Investigates documentary film as a genre, and explores the potential of the medium for engaging students with immigrant communities in Waltham through hands-on production experiences. Through the process of exchanging narratives with community members, students generate raw material for a film documentary. Usually offered every year.