Eco Radicals: The Legacy of Revolutionary Cooperatives

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Eco Radicals Revolutionary Coo
Spring 2024
Taught By: Trebor Scholz
Section: A

CRN: 15081

Credits: 3

This seminar is more than an academic learning journey—it's an invitation to learn about and harness the transformative power of the cooperative movement for your life and community. It's a call to action, exploring the historical nexus of radical cooperativism and ecology. Together, we'll delve into foundational texts, from Robert Owen's seminal "A New View of Society" to W.E.B. Du Bois's integration of race and class in "Economic Cooperation". The seminar extends its scope, drawing insights from Naomi Klein’s "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate", Murray Bookchin's "The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy", and Wangari Maathai's inspiring "Unbowed: A Memoir". As we unravel Peter Ranis's "Cooperatives Confront Capitalism" and engage with critiques by Karl Marx and Rosa Luxemburg, you'll gain tools to critically evaluate, and perhaps even shape, modern economic structures. Join us as we not only uncover the radical ecological roots of cooperatives but also inspire a new generation of eco-radicals.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:26pm EST 2/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024