Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fall Service learning course in SPEA taught by director of Service Learning program

SPEA-V450 Title: Advocacy, Community Service, and Social Change, 3 cr, Instructor Nicole Schonemann

V450 is a service-learning course that focuses on social responsibility, active citizenship and community engagement by combining academic inquiry with service that meets genuine community needs. As a service-learning course (all students in this class will complete 20 hours of direct service at a local non-profit), we will frame the service experience in an academic context; specific topics we will consider include service, advocacy, community, poverty, social justice, social entrepreneurship and political democracy. This course will further your ability to develop analytic thinking and writing skills, synthesize practical and academic knowledge, appreciate various approaches towards social justice, increase your awareness of community and community concerns, and develop your leadership skills and voice in social change.