Please find additional information concerning upcoming courses in the 2017-2018 academic year. If you’re interested in learning more about the following courses, including a tentative course schedule, please email me: mckeeki (at) gvsu (dot) edu.
LIB 401: Visionary Thinkers: Yuri Kochiyama and Grace Lee Boggs
A variable topics course that focuses on the life and work of Yuri Kochiyama and Grace Lee Boggs, significant contributors to the American mosaic and thereby the Unites States’ vision of diversity. Kochiyama and Lee Boggs are key figures to locating Asian Americans within the civil rights movement.
DS 350: Social Media in Culture
An examination of social media’s role in shaping individuals and communities. Students evaluate how social media platforms express political, social, and cultural power. Students analyze how social media expands and limits conversations on issues concerning race, gender, sexuality, and diaspora.
LIB 201: Diversity in the US
Explores how the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, and physical abilities affect the material lives and media representations of various cultural groups in the United States. Engages historical and current debates regarding issues of immigration, meritocracy, segregation, the economy, the environment, and identity. Fulfills the General Education requirement for Foundations–Social and Behavioral Sciences and Cultures-U.S. Diversity.