Arts & Advocacy Block

Artists and social activists have joined forces to become powerful teams for changing our world. In this BlockU, students will explore the role and use of the arts in effective social, political, and environmental advocacy. Students will learn how to partner artistic expression with effective strategies of on-the-ground community organizing. If you want to channel your creativity to change the collective consciousness and impact the institutions, organizations, and communities that shape and inform our lives, you will love this BlockU.

Your BlockU experience is designed to help you be successful taking 15 credit hours per semester — which will help you finish your degree sooner! In many cases, participating in two consecutive BlockU semesters will clear your General Education requirements. You will be enrolled in a small learning community course and two additional required courses. These courses are taught by exceptional faculty who will help you integrate your learning experiences. You will have access to peer mentors, a dedicated advisor, a dedicated librarian, and a student success advocate.

To learn more about BlockU or to schedule an appointment with the BlockU Advisor,
please contact Terese Pratt at

How to Sign Up

Step 1:

Sign up for the Arts & Advocacy BlockU Seminar plus the 2 other required courses.

Contact Andrea Haag at for the UGS 2220 permission code.
Class # Course Title Schedule Location Instructor
1096 UGS 2220-001 Arts & Advocacy BlockU M,W
MCD 230,
MCD 262
Claudio, Molina
6632 FCS 3290-001 Ethnic Min Families M,W
MLib 1150 Staff
* COMM 1270-001 Analysis of Argument T
LNCO 1110 Middleton

* Signing up for one of the four discussions attached to this course will register you for the lecture. You can choose whichever discussion section you prefer.

Fall 2015 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:05 UGS 2220
  UGS 2220
9:10 COMM 1270
9:40 FCS 3290
FCS 3290

Step 2:

Select 2 additional courses from the General Education options. See your advisor.

  Fall 2015     Spring 2016
  UGS 2220-001 FF     UGS 2225-001 BF
  FCS 3290-001 HF     GEOG 3330-001 SF/AS
  COMM 1270 HF     DANC 1013-001 FF
Math       Math?*    
Writing       Writing?*    
* Other options include courses that fulfill the AI requirement. If all other General Education requirements are complete, you may begin selecting courses that fulfill prerequisites for your chosen major or take courses that will help you balance your work load.