NYU Offers Classes On Occupy Movements
1 year ago
Occupiers are now in the history books
Looks like protestors in the Occupy movements across the world have picked a new place to take up space, the classroom.
NYU is offering two classes based on the the movements that originated in New York City's Zucotti Park, just two miles away from campus.
According to the class description the course titled "Cultures and Economies: Why Occupy Wall Street?" will focus on "economic inequality and financial greed" as well as "race, class, gender, sexuality, region, religion and other factors." The class will also feature guest speakers who actually took part in the protests.
“Occupy Wall Street has done us all the service of illuminating [the fact] that the economy operates within the framework of political, social and cultural conflicts, and not outside them,” says Professor Lisa Duggan, who will be teaching the course.
Ironically NYU is one of the more expensive schools out there. So there is a good chance that the students taking this course will become a part of the 99% themselves. Experience is the best teacher, right?