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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2005

LAS 381 • SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE PRESS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39536 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
CMA A5.136
DE URIARTE

Course Description

Course examines major contemporary issues of social justice within historical context and press treatment of the same. Topics cover racism, sexism, economics, education, health, immigration, imperialism, (US-Latin America in the 1980s, Iraq today) labor and youth issues. A segment of the course includes an overview of the role of non-profits in the search for social justice. Clip files of related coverage, including local coverage, of these issues will be kept. An applied theory experience puts students in a non-profit community organization for 20 hours as participant observers. Materials are provided to enhance this experience. A brief narrative report of this activity is required by semester end. Students will assist in organizing a round table discussion between journalists and community non-profits before semester end. Assigned materials will include readings from the journal Social Justice; Extra! and Censored 2006; and excerpts from The Soul of A Citizen; Pedagogy of the Oppressed; On Being Non-Profit; Gender Inequality; Uninsured in America, Take the Rich Off Welfare; Globalization and its Discontents; The Condor Years; Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press and Project Truth; Shattered Voices; Target Iraq; Identifying Talent, Institutionalizing Diversity, and a selection of related articles. All materials will be on reserve. A final research paper is required. NOTE: This course counts as credit for the LBJ School Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Non-Profit certification program.

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