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Rutgers Social Justice Course Teaches ‘Resistance Strategies’

Rutgers Social Justice Course Teaches ‘Resistance Strategies’

“explore the current debates about the strategies and contexts for social justice practice”

Another fine example of left wing political activism replacing serious scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

Rutgers students earn credit for learning ‘resistance’

Students at Rutgers University can earn academic credit in spring 2019 by learning social justice “resistance strategies” and grassroots organizing strategies.

“Practicing Social Justice” is a course offered by the New Jersey school’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department and seeks to examine the history and “new strategies and new challenges” of “social justice practice.”

Students enrolled will explore political action strategies such as “grassroots organizing,” “identity-based organizing,” social media tactics for “political change and narrative change,” “nonviolent confrontational organizing,” and “resistance strategies.”

The stated purpose of the three-credit course is, in part, to compel students to “explore the current debates about the strategies and contexts for social justice practice in response to a variety of current social justice problems.”

Practicing Social Justice is a required course for those wishing to obtain a minor in Social Justice from Rutgers. Other requirements include taking either a Social Justice or Women’s and Gender Studies internship or seminar. Approved electives for the minor include courses such as “Marxist Literary Theory,” “Women on the Fringe,” “Culture of US Imperialism,” “Gendered Geographies,” and “Producing Identities.”

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