Course Descriptions

HS 228F — The Paulo Freire Seminar

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Even in his own lifetime, Freire became a global icon for social movements against poverty and for unshackling of the minds of the poor. This seminar will introduce Freire’s core beliefs as presented in selections from his oeuvre including a full reading of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Students will consider the relevance of Freire’s ideas and methods to today’s poor as well as to their own experiences of societal change. Usually offered every year.
Laurence Simon