The Raw Story website reports today (January 2, 2012) that Columbia University's anthropology department will offer a full-credit course about the national and global "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations beginning this semester, titled "Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement."
The course will be taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, who said that she has been heavily involved in the movement, including camping out at Zuccotti Park.
Appel said she would be as impartial as possible, despite her close ties to the protests.
She added, "Inevitably, my experience will color the way I teach. But I feel equipped to teach objectively. It's best to be critical of the things we hold most sacred."