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'DEIS Impact College

Attendees sat 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. DEIS Impact College began in 2014. 

2016 Schedule

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

Thursday, February 4:

11:00-11:50 a.m. Social Justice in the Writing of Women of Color: An open session of ENG 197b, Within the Veil: African-American and Muslim Women's Writing, with Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman

12:00-12:50 p.m. Sacco and Vanzetti, The Trial of the Century: An open session of AMST 100b, Twentieth Century American Culture, with Thomas Doherty

2:00-3:20 p.m. The Potential, the Limits and the Tragedy of Due Process of Law: Baker v. Carr and DeShaney v. Winnebago Co., An open session of LGLS 116b, Civil Liberties: Constitutional Debates, with Daniel Breen

3:30-4:50 p.m. Al Qaeda before 9/11: An Open Session of POL 160a, The War on Global Terrorism, with Jytte Klaussen

5:00-6:20 p.m. Religious Symbols in a Secular Public: The Case of the Islamic Veil: An open session of ANTH 118a, Secularism, Religion and Modernity, with Hikmet Kocamaner

Friday, February 5:

9:30-10:50 a.m. Social justice through the eyes of women playwrights: An open session of THA 142b, Women Playwrights: Writing for the Stage by and about Women, by Adrianne Krstansky

11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. "Is 'social justice' a mirage? A discussion of Friedrich Hayek's critique of social justice" An open session of POL 187b: Conservative Political Thought," Bernard Yack

For more information on these courses: check the course listings.