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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSEM 101 - Theatre and Social Change

Theatre provokes in the wide range of human emotion and has the power to reveal to us the complexity of what it means to be human.  This live experiment generates empathy, for ourselves and for others.  The class will investigate how theatre can be used to help communities talk about themes of sexual and relationship violence. Especially in this area of the #MeToo movement, how can plays help us to navigate conversations around sexual misconduct and empower all of us to create healthy relationships?  We will build a collaborative community amongst ourselves, share our work with the larger Wheaton community, discover our unique social justice and political voice, and create unique ways to discuss difficult issues in a new way, deepening our collective ability to listen, to see, and to understand one another. 

Credits 1