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NYU To Offer Classes On Occupy Movement; OWS Protesters Take On ‘Law & Order’

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Community activists and over 200 members of the Occupy Wall Street movement march in the impoverished community of East New York to draw attention to foreclosed homes in the community on December 6, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Community activists and over 200 members of the Occupy Wall Street movement march in the impoverished community of East New York to draw attention to foreclosed homes in the community on December 6, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Don’t understand the Occupy Wall Street movement? Now, you can learn all about it.

New York University says it plans to offer two classes next semester on Occupy Wall Street through the school’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.

It will be called: “Why Occupy Wall Street? The History and Politics of Debt and Finance.”

Another professor will be teaching a graduate-level seminar on the demonstration.

Meanwhile, some OWS protesters took on television overnight, shutting down production of an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

About 100 protesters arrived around midnight at Foley Square where the show was filming an episode with an “Occupy” theme.

On its website, Occupy called the “Law & Order” production “mockupy.”

Nearly 100 police officers appeared as the protesters roamed around the park, inspecting tents and signs built by the production company.

Protester Drew Hornbein of Brooklyn Heights said the movement is “not part of corporate TV America.”

Demonstrators cheered when an officer reportedly announced that the city has rescinded the film permit.

Arrests were threatened, but the crowd dispersed and the set was dismantled.

The movement is also calling for another day of action on Saturday. According to another Occupy website called dec10.takethesquare.net, the movement says “From East to West, North to South: on the 10th of December we will take to the streets and squares together to demand the fundamental principles that were promised and are inherent to the Human Beings.”

Back in November, 250 protesters were arrested during Occupy’s first day of action that came shortly after the movement’s encampment in Zuccotti Park was dismantled.

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