04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 118
Section Information for Spring 2023
What is Next System Studies? It is a new field of academic inquiry and engagement in next system design, systemic movements, and system change. A rising tide of community-based movements and initiatives offers the possibility that from this period of systemic decay a next system may emerge that is more democratic, sustainable, and just. Students will engage directly with the experiences and ideas created
through these initiatives. We also will draw from scholarship on global political economy, cooperatives, technology and society, transition studies, solidarity economies and wellbeing economics, popular constitutionalism, the commons, sustainable design, revolutions and social transformation, activist praxis, and social movements. We will connect directly with ongoing next system efforts in the region and
around the world, meet with practitioners and policy experts, present and discuss readings and films in a seminar format, and perform group work relevant to communities directly served and affected by George
SOCI 395 001 enrollment is controlled. Contact the department for approval to register.
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