Resiliency In Society: The Bridges and Barriers

This is a Walls to Bridges course offering a unique opportunity for college and correctional students to co-create learning within a prison classroom setting. Through dialogue and shared inquiry, students will explore course content that is both academic and experiential in nature. Space is limited. As such, students will be required to engage in an interview process prior to selection. Once selected, students will be required to attend a presentation by a prison representative at Durham College to understand the prison rules and expectations. This course examines resilience and its intersection with social justice. Students will critically examine definitions of resilience from psychological and sociological perspectives. Constructs such as power, privilege, access, and agency will be explored as students consider the implications for resilience. Students will be introduced to various Canadian narratives and real-life examples of resilience at the individual and social group level.