Learn about Politics by Reading Dr. Seuss
Posted: September 25, 2012
What can Yertle the Turtle, the Lorax and the Sneetches teach college students about politics? Is green eggs and ham a statement on sustainability? What does Horton really hear? And, who does the Cat in the Hat expect to clean up after all his mayhem?
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) will explore various political themes such as power, democracy and diversity via a selection of Dr. Seuss stories in a new seminar this term. The books' characters, such as those mentioned above, will also shed some light on the notion of supply and demand; and consumers. For the final project, students will write a children's story of their own.
The seminar, Politics through Dr. Seuss, will be held Tuesdays during fall term, 3 – 3:50 p.m. in room AC 1609 on the Gresham Campus, 26000 SE Stark St. The class will begin Oct. 2 and run for nine weeks. Parking is free.
"All are welcome to attend for fun, extra credit or one credit," says Janet Campbell, MHCC political science instructor, who will facilitate the seminar. Students will be able to pick up registration slips at the first class if they wish to take it for credit. The credit transfers as an elective.
Questions may be addressed to Campbell at 503-491-7430, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event.