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Upcoming HECUA Info Sessions (with FREE FOOD!)

Thursday, November 1
Coffman 303

Thursday, November 8
Blegen 125
We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2013 semester programs: Inequality in America (formerly MUST) and Art for Social Change (formerly City Arts).  The application deadline for these programs is December 3rd. 
HECUA offers off-campus study programs that address some of the most important issues of our time. Each program takes undergraduate students off campus into the Twin Cities to engage in hands-on learning through classes, field work, and an internship.  During this info session, you'll learn more about these HECUA programs:
Art for Social Change: Intersections of Art, Identity, and Advocacy (formerly City Arts) - Using the vibrant arts scene of the Twin Cities, this program immerses students in the study of artists and communities using art to inspire social change. 
16 credits - spring semester
U of M courses ID 3581-3583
Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, and Community Action - This program gives students the opportunity to learn the science behind key environmental issues, explore the intersections between social and environmental justice, and participate in public policy and community–based strategies to achieve sustainability. 
16 credits - fall semester
U of M courses ID 3591-3594
Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment (formerly Metro Urban Studies Term or MUST) - This program looks at the economy, housing systems, education, welfare, government policies, urban sprawl, regional race and class segregation, and institutional discrimination. Instead of just learning about these problems, students explore solutions and become engaged in organizations committed to social transformation. 
16 credits - fall or spring semester
U of M courses ID 3571-3573    
Writing for Social Change: The Personal, the Political, and the Power of the Written Word - This program explores the ways creative writers, spoken word artists, and literature impact communities, and examines the role each plays in addressing pressing social issues.
16 credits - fall semester
U of M courses ID 3561-3563 
Race in America Then and Now: “Post-Racial” Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement - This program, based in the US South, explores the Civil Rights era’s struggles and accomplishments as well as current movements for equality, and delves into questions about racial justice in America today.
6 credits - May-term
U of M course ID 3574
Environment and Agriculture: Sustainable Food Systems - This interdisciplinary, field-based course explores the connection between the environment and agriculture, provides a first-hand experience of food systems, and analyzes the environmental, economic, political, social and cultural issues that define modern farming.
4 credits - May-term
U of M course ID 3564
For more information or to apply, please contact a HECUA advisor at 612-626-2044, or visit