ASPP-UT 1048 (Undergraduate section - sophomores, juniors, seniors)
ASPP-GT 2048 Graduate section
Mondays, 5pm - 7:45pm
4 points– will count toward general education requirements (Humanities)
The course will explore arts and culture as part of public policy, public space, and public participation in decision making. It will consider the values and relationships that underlie cultural policy: Who makes it? How is it made? How does it intersect with other public policy areas? How is it changed? The course will consider what it means to advance equity—both by operationalizing cultural equity and by incorporating arts and culture into equity efforts across other sectors. It will also address the relationship between activism and policy, including cultural methodologies for civic participation and community change. It will draw on timely examples from New York, nationally, and internationally and a diverse group of guests - policymakers, advocates, and cultural practitioners - will bring the pressing issues of the day into the classroom. Dialogue, inquiry, and on-the-ground experience will be emphasized. Students will gain access to the diverse networks of the instructors and guests to build relationships in the field.