Chicago College Offering “Occupy Everywhere” Course

Posted by on Feb 05, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hopefully  “everywhere” includes a shower. This sure sounds like a rigorous academic challenge.

The Occupy movement is moving to academia.

Thirty-two undergrads are enrolled this semester in “Occupy Everywhere,” a three-credit political science course offered at Roosevelt University that takes a look at the movement and the issue of social inequality in the United States.

“I study social movements and this was something unfolding right in front of us,” said Jeff Edwards, who is teaching the class. “We can take advantage of being in Chicago.”

Last fall, Edwards watched Occupy Chicago’s General Assembly gather outside his classroom to meet in Grant Park. The idea for the course was born, though he first wanted to make sure the movement had some staying power.

Students will read the Occupy Gazette, the movement’s newspaper, and attend General Assembly meetings. Occupy Chicago leaders may present guest lectures.

Really objective course load there. Maybe in a couple of semesters “Professor” Obama will be available to teach the course to his mind-numbed zombies.

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2 Responses to “Chicago College Offering “Occupy Everywhere” Course”

  1. baldilocks on 6/06/12 at 2:31 pm

    This school is my parents’ alma mater; it was Roosevelt College in their day (late 50s-early 60s). My mom says that it was a hotbed of communism back then as well.

  2. Luca Brasi on 7/07/12 at 8:37 am

    Is it any wonder why the Chicago city colleges have a graduation rate between 5-10%?