Each fall, the current Oak fellow teaches a one credit, non-graded seminar class on human rights. In the seminar, the Oak fellow teaches not only basic human rights concepts, but also shares personal background to give students a prominent example of human rights advocacy.
GS111 Course Description (Fall 2017):
Offered by the Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby, an examination of digital story-telling to illuminate human rights issues in China. Co-instructed by Chinese filmmaker and 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow Jinyan Zeng. We will explore many topics, including the roles of citizens and technology in China’s Party-State; feminist, intellectual and labor activism; and the use of film to foster greater awareness of human rights violations. Students will also consider critically their own responsibilities to engage in human rights activism and will create their own digital stories. Nongraded. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing.