'DEIS Impact College Course Catalog [PDF]


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'DEIS Impact College


Sit in on open sessions of courses taught by faculty representing a range of disciplines but one common goal: grounding college students' passion for changing the world in solid theory. 

All are invited to experience a Brandeis class as part of 'DEIS Impact College.  Some of our renowned professors welcome you to attend an open session of their classes on today’s contemporary, often controversial topics. Learn and engage without assigned readings or homework!

For 'DEIS Impact College Registration, click here by Jan. 25. Walk-ins accepted on a space-available basis. 


2017 Schedule

Location: All classes will be held in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room.

Thursday, February 2:

10:00-10:50 a.m. Celebrity Status and Social Justice: A Double-Edged Sword, an open session of SOC 156b, Sociology of Celebrity, with Michael Strand

11:00-11:50 a.m. Consumption as a Political or Ethical Activity, an open session of SOC 150b, Culture of Consumption, with Laura Miller

12:00-12:50 p.m. Contemporary Theatre and the Theory of Bio-Power, an open session of ENG 170b, Contemporary Theatre and Performance: Between Rights and the Post-Human, with Tom King

1:00-1:50 p.m. Stories Maps Tell and Stories Withheld, an open session of LALS 144b, Mapping Latino Boston, with Laura Brown

2:00-3:20 p.m. Strange Fruit: Lynching in History and Memory, an open session of AAAS 156a, #BlackLivesMatter: The Struggle of Civil Rights from Reconstruction to the Present, with Chad Williams

3:30-4:50 p.m. The Intersection of Race, Law and Power, an open session of ENG 141b, Critical Race Theory, with Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman

5:00-6:20 p.m. Ethical Dimensions of Big Data and Business Analytics, an open session of BUS 211f, Analyzing Big Data, with Rob Carver

Friday, February 3:

9:30-10:50 a.m. Responses to Social Injustice in Women's Popular Cinema: The Case of "Marie Antoinette," an open session of FILM 114a, Genre, Gender, and Women's Filmmaking, with Mary Harrod

11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. The Perils of Struggle: Post-Liberation Politics in Africa, an open session of AAAS 162a, Assassination: A History of 20th Century Africa, with Carina Ray