Policy and Social Change

Open—Fall

What are the ways we can interpret, understand, and analyze policy? How have social justice movements understood and engaged policy as a tool for social change? What can we consider to be policy? Who is involved in crafting policy? And to what ends? What are the consequences of policy? In this seminar course, students will develop a set of tools to analyze policy in relationship to social justice principles and movements. In particular, we will develop our ability to assess the politics, histories, and potential impacts embedded in policies.