Know Thyself, Know Thy City

Turn the city of Charleston into your own interactive social justice map

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Know Thyself, Know Thy City
An Honors College Summer Institute Course

Who teaches the course? Professor Jennifer Cavalli, renaissance historian, scholar of early modern gender and religion
When is the course? June 21 - June 25, 2021 (session one) or June 28 - July 2, 2021 (session two)
What’s the course format? In-person, featuring an interactive exploration of the historic city of Charleston

To bring about change in your community, first you have to understand your community’s history. This place-based course uses experiential learning to guide students through the history of Charleston’s critical social justice turning points.

Students will visit locations that have defined the city’s complex past, and discover how Charleston’s history has shaped it’s present. The class will allow students to interact with the city in a way that no tour company could, through faculty-led excursions, on-site lectures, and readings that explore the issues still reverberating in Charleston to this day.

By exploring Charleston through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, students will sharpen their observational skills, expand their understanding of the Charleston community, and develop the advocacy tools necessary to help shape the social justice initiatives of the future.

This summer, become a part of Charleston’s history. Apply today.


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