Chicago College Offers Class on Occupy Wall Street
32 undergraduates are enrolled in the Roosevelt University course
WASHINGTON - Protesters demonstrate inside of a tent created by draping a tarp over a statue of Union General James McPherson at the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square on January 30, 2012 in Washington, DC.
A Chicago college is offering a class on the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Thirty-two undergraduate students are enrolled at Roosevelt University's "Occupy Everywhere" class. It's a three-credit political science course that looks at the movement that started last summer near New York City's Wall Street and spread nationwide.
Students' assignments include reading the movement's newspaper and attending Occupy Chicago's general assembly meetings held near Roosevelt's downtown campus, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Leaders from the Chicago movement may present guest lectures.
Professor Jeff Edwards studies social movements. He said the Occupy movement has been unfolding before students and the class is a good opportunity for them. He said they are reading a range of analysis on the movement concerned with corporate greed and the division of wealth.
New York University announced in December that it also planned to offer two classes covering the Occupy Wall Street movement. The for-credit undergraduate class will be offered through the university's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.
Just as with Roosevelt University, the NYU class planned to bring in guest speakers from Occupy Wall Street.
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