Course Description

MIT 3933 (3651)F-001 (Fall 2021)   The University, Student Activism & the Public Interest

Instructor: A. Hearn

Course Description
This course will explore the history of student activism from the medieval period to the present, with a specific focus on the past 100 years in Europe and North America. We will look at the roots of student organization and dissent in the university itself, and will exam impact of student agitation and resistance on broader movements for social change, such as anti-war, civil rights and labor movements. We will examine strategies and tactics of student movements, and debate the usefulness of student resistance in furthering the public interest.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.