Creativity Spoken Word (INCC 120.1)

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This course will introduce first-year students to the art form of spoken word poetry. The course will provide a brief overview of the history of spoken word, focusing on seminal practitioners of spoken word such as Linton Kwesi-Johnson, Lillian Allen, Shane Koyczan, and Eekwol. The course will explore spoken word as a form of political activism. Students will create and perform their own spoken word piece. Special attention will be given to local spoken word artists such as Charles Hamilton, Shana Stock, and Cody Dill etc. Documentary films may be shown in class and are listed in the Course Syllabus. The community will serve as the experiential learning site for this course, giving students access to diverse cultures and engaging in a creative environment. Community sites could include, but are not limited to, places such as schools, public libraries, the farmers' market, The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-Op, and Station 20 West. Specific sites will be coordinated with partnering organizations for each offering.

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