This program provides as academic aspect to it that will educate and challenge you to apply the principles of Martin Luther King Jr. You'll talk, laugh, and engage in lively discussions about the entire scope of scholarly work -- from listening critically to using research tools effectively to participating in fieldwork and speaking with authority. As a first year scholar you will be required to take the U.S. Civil Rights Seminar (See First Year Seminar) and every year after that you will take the Case Studies in Global Justice Seminar (See Upper Scholar Seminar).
In these seminars you will be challenged to answer some of thsWhat's the difference between social justice advocacy and volunteering? Why do either? What can you learn from King's life and work? And how will you promote his legacy? How are social issues shaped by larger political, historical, and cultural influences? What can be done about these issues? Should anything be done? Is it worth it?