Have you ever wanted to change the world? Are you passionate about women’s rights? This ExploreMYX was literally made for you! Take a deep dive into your past and uncover how it has shaped your political identity. You’ll also learn from the journey’s of legends like Gloria Steinem and Loretta Ross. With this framework, you will take it deeper and learn about the establishment of human rights and their linkages to many other global issues in sustainable development.
Gloria Steinem, Loretta Ross
Have you ever wanted to change the world? Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to become activists? What experiences in your childhood or when you were a teenager may have shaped your political identity? Join us, along with Gloria Steinem, Loretta Ross, and others, in a seven-week exploration of these questions and more. In this course, you will analyze some of the psychological theories that help explain what leads people to want to change society.
Through rich, interactive case studies you will meet nine prominent women activists who were engaged in efforts and movements in the U.S. from the 1960s through the 1990s including the Civil Rights Movement, the LGBTQ Movement, and the Reproductive Justice Movement. Within our online community you will discuss and debate how psychological theories can explain these activists’ motivations, discover where the theories are and are not applicable, and collaboratively create new understandings and analyses.
Each week, Gloria Steinem (SC ‘56) will provide her thoughts and insight into how these theories might apply to contemporary issues.
Explore some of the important theoretical foundations, empirical findings, research methods, and applications of political psychology
Apply psychological theories to understand people’s motivations for becoming politically active
Analyze primary source materials and learn why archival preservation is critical for the visibility of women's stories
From women to children to indigenous peoples, the rights of marginalized groups the world over are violated daily. These injustices affect not just these groups, but also the stability of our world – and our collective future.
Join this massive open online course to learn about the establishment of human rights and their linkages to many other global issues in sustainable development. Using legal frameworks as the lens, the course explores the barriers that prevent rights from becoming reality in different societies.
International agreements in place to support marginalized groups
How global politics shape the conversation – and the law
Gender, ethnicity and other factors that intersect – and interfere – with rights worldwide
How new approaches to humanitarian assistance hurt and help
This work totals 79 hours over the course of 15 weeks
Please note that MYX will enroll you in these courses before the start of term.