SS-305: Political and Economic Power
The forces that most shape our world today have generated extreme political and economic inequality. We study the historical trends, concrete events, and belief systems that give rise to modern forms of inequality, paying special attention to the role of power in shaping the world around us. In addition, we examine how ordinary people have built social movements to gain the power needed to successfully fight exploitation and oppression. In doing so, we debate various strategies and tactics espoused by Gandhi, Mmiin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Nelson Mandela, and other revolutionaries and community organizers. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.