Content with Disciplines : Public and Community Service Studies

Psychology Integration SL Year-long Course

This Capstone Seminar in the fall is part of a 2-course sequence. The overarching theme for both courses is “Culmination and Integration— A Year in Living the Mission of LMU.” The Capstone Seminar in Fall 2015, drawing on the Bio-Psycho-Socio/Cultural model and the gifts of discernment and Ignatian Spirituality lay the theoretical foundation for a more practical aspect of the year-long objectives in Spring 2016. The seminar in the fall (Part I) is designed to enliven the first 2 pillars of the LMU Mission, the Encouragement of Learning (in all its forms) and the Education of the Whole Person. The…

Community Nutrition SL Course

Course Description: The focus of this course is to examine the role of the dietitian/nutritionist in identifying health and nutrition problems and integrating nutritional services with medical and social services within the community. Prerequisite(s): NTRN 1513 Introduction to Nutrition or NTRN 1483 Personal Nutrition. This course will provide basic knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of community nutrition. We will cover the concept of community, the role of nutrition in health promotion and perspectives for resolving community nutrition problems. Needs assessment issues and national and state community nutrition programs, determinants of health outcomes, measurement of nutrition and health status,…

Catholic Imagination SL Course

Course Description: This course will offer a multi-disciplinary approach to three primary themes: the practice of serving goodness & beauty of Creation; a practice of mercy; and doing Justice. These not only reflect a sacramental imagination intrinsic to Catholic imagination but also put our faith into action. They are a response to Pope Francis’ call to living this year of 2016 in mercy as a Jubilee year, beginning Dec 8, 2015. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Discuss Catholic concepts of God, creation and sacrament. Discuss basic Catholic social justice teaching. Explain selected Catholic phenomena found within history and/or contemporary culture and analyze how…

Sculpture in the Social Field SL Course

Course Description: This is a studio course designed to provide the beginning sculpture student with a foundation in sculptural processes and theories that contribute to the current field of sculpture with an emphasis on social practice, viewer participation, and broad inclusion. In this class we will work to define a field of sculpture and then survey its aspects, including process, material, ethics, historical contributions, the current zeitgeist (look it up, it will be on the quiz), and professional practices. Students will create elementary and advanced spatial constructions using a variety of tools, materials, and methods as the above topics are…

Business Administration SL Course

Course Description This service leadership course is designed to blend academic study with community service (through service-learning). In this course the students will form consulting teams to serve non-profit organizations by applying business concepts and skills to mutually agreed-upon projects. In this approach, all parties to the arrangement are seen as learners and teachers as well as servers and served. Dealing with issues related to service projects, reflection, and evaluation will be essential elements of the course.   This is not a traditional lecture course. Since the course is designed to be taken by students during their Senior year, the…

Diversity, Community & Service

REQUIRED TEXTS (available at PC Bookstore) Margaret L. Andersen & Patricia Hill Collins, eds. Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology.Charles Taylor, et al. Multiculturalism….and other readings to be provided in class. COURSE DESCRIPTION One of the core requirements for Public Service majors and minors, this course is offered for the first time this spring. As such, I will be experimenting with format, reading materials, and assignments. You will have as much to say about the final form this course takes as this syllabus– to borrow (sort of) my colleagues' words, this will not be a "virtual syllabus," but 'virtually a…

UC Berkeley’s Alternative Breaks Program

Alternative Breaks take teams of students to do community service and hands-on learning. Students participate in short-term projects during their winter break, spring break, or on a weekend. Housed at the Cal Corps Public Service Center, the campus Alternative Breaks program is student-led, with student leaders choosing the break leaders, designing break curriculum and service projects, and with fundraising efforts led by students. Unique to the campus program, each break leader teaches an integrated service-learning course as part of the break to prepare break participants for their experience and egage in effective reflection activities. Cal Corps Public Service Center website:…

Gustavus Aldophus Alternative Spring Break

Instead of heading to the beaches, hundreds of Gustavus Adolphus College students will once again engage in service to others during Spring Break. About 50 students will go on a mission trip to Costa Rica, more than 150 students will go to one of seven US destinations for the college’s 11th annual spring break work trips, and about 20 students will go on a mission trip to Washington, DC. All of the trips are student-initiated, student-organized, and student-funded through fundraisers and donations, typically. The trips are centered primarily around Habitat for Humanity and other construction projects. The DC group will…

Service-Learning in the Latino Community

Course Description: This course is service-learning based and provides an immersion opportunity in a real world Spanish-speaking environment. It is in keeping with the mission statement of the university “to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.” The student is required to perform hours of service as designated on the course calendar with a community partner. The American Association of Community Colleges defines Service-Learning as a combination of “community service with academic instruction, focusing on critical, reflective thinking and personal and civic responsibility. Service-learning programs involve students in activities that address…

Reflections of Community Involvement

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ROCI4485 is an outgrowth of the purposes and objectives of the University. The series of activities integral to the community involvement course enhances the education of the student, compliments the senior seminar, and promotes reflection on the student’s obligation to human beings in need and society at large. GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (GEP) ETHICS CATEGORY/COURSE OBJECTIVES & GOALS: Successful completion of this course fulfills the General Education Program Ethics category. The course addresses the category programmatic goals and supports the GEP through the following course objectives and goals: Stimulating a culture of civic engagement, renewal, and advancement of the…

Citizenship, Service, and Social Change: Theory and Application

Objectives: The guiding question in this course is: how do we develop citizens of a democracy who have the capacity and interest to engage in the kinds of community work needed to create and maintain healthy communities? Unpacking this question requires examining, problematizing, imagining and linking theories about: civic education, community development, complex organizations, politics, social change and democracy. In this course, we will juxtapose theory and practice. Each student will work with others to take on a project that broadly engages students in public work. The project can be on-campus through some sort of student organization, or it can be…

Project D.C.: Urban Research Internship

Institution: Georgetown University Discipline: Sociology / Urban Studies / Internship / Service-learning / Seminar Title: Project D.C.: Urban Research Internship Instructor: Sam Marullo Department of Sociology Georgetown University Project D.C.: Urban Research Internship Fall 2001 Professor Sam Marullo Office: ICC 596 Phone: 687 3582 Email: marullos {at} georgetown(.)edu Office Hours: T, Th 2:30 4:00 and other times by appointment The Project D.C. course is designed as a community based research seminar. The central feature of the course is that each student will work in a research internship with a community based organization (CBO) or a D.C. government agency in order to undertake…

Building Healthy Communities: A Partnership with the City of Escondido

Institution: California State University – San Marcos Discipline: Service-Learning / First-Year Seminar / Sequential Course / Interdisciplinary Title: Building Healthy Communities: A Partnership with the City of Escondido Instructor: Joanne Pedersen Model: Action Research Rating: 5 out of 5 GESS 101/102: General Education Social Science (crn: 42045) A CSUSM FIRST YEAR STUDENT LEARNING COMMUNITY COURSE CONTACT INFORMATION: Professor: Joanne Pedersen Ph.D. Office: 6205 Craven Office Phone: 750 4186 e mail: pedersen {at} csusm(.)edu Class Meeting Time: M W 10:00 to 11:15 in UNIV 441 FALL LEARNING COMMUNITY THEME: Building Healthy Communities: A Partnership with the City of Escondido (Website for the City…

Community Service Learning

Community Service Learning EWS 280 (4 units) Dr. Aubrey H. Fine Winter Quarter 2002 Office: Bldg. 5 246 Coordinator of S.L Cal Poly Pomona Phone #: 2799 Additional Campus contacts: CEIS Center for Leadership and Service Learning, 869 5370 Purpose: This course is a participatory action course familiarizing students with empowerment and social action. It is done in cooperation with Ethnic and Women’s Studies, Residence Halls, and the CEIS Center for Leadership and Service Learning. Our goal is to access community needs, discuss them, analyze them, and act on those needs. In other words, we are engaging in a process…

Community Service Workshop

Department of City and Regional Planning College of Architecture, Art, and Planning CRP 479 Community Service Workshop (3 Credits) Fall 2000 Class Meetings Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 9:50 pm 208 West Sibley Hall Instructor: Kenneth M. Reardon, Ph.D. Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning Office: 202 West Sibley Hall Office Hours:Mondays, 1-3 pm ; Wednesdays, 1-3 pm Teaching Assistant: Kristin Rosacker Office: 202 West Sibley Hall Course Description: CRP 457 Community Service Workshop is a service-learning course offered by the Department of City and Regional Planning in cooperation with Cornell University’s Public Service Center. The course offers students the…

Community Service

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning more about different aspects of Community Service. One major focus of the course is to examine how community empowerment brings about organizational changes. Students will learn about the resources available to people for revitalizing their communities. Special emphasis will be given to the understanding of values of diversity and ethics in community services. A major focus of the course is to examine how nonprofit human service organizations develop the processes and structures of community planning and utilize volunteers. Students will have the opportunity to examine projects in community service…

Community Service: Values and Action

This is a course that, by building on learning through service to an area of community need, will offer an opportunity to explore our own assumptions, values, questions, and beliefs regarding some of the key issues in social philosophy and ethics. As the service component we will each find areas or projects where we can help–and learn–with the Dixwell Area Community Development project. At class meetings we will share our experiences and any questions or insights they are raising for us. These discussions will be enhanced by course readings, films, and class projects.. Each student should keep a running journal…

Community Service in American Culture

Summary: This course begins with the proposition that community service is, in the United States, a significant and continuing cultural response to the individual and social dilemmas that emerge from the intersection of capitalism and democracy. Focusing on the history of the Smith Hill Neigborhood of Providence and current efforts to revitalize it, we will explore our contemporary concern for “community,” the origins of the concept of “community service,” and the “streams” of service that have emerged and been institutionalized in the United States over the past 150 years. We will develop our historic imaginations (the capacity to understand how…

Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities – Section 2: Youth Literacy and America Reads

Community Participation University Learning Requirement (CP) Successful college graduates posses skills and knowledge in many areas. Among these include collaboration, leadership, active citizenship, multicultural understanding, reflective thinking, critical analysis, and the ability to be a change agent in their community. The ULR in Community Participation (CP) is designed to foster the development of self reflective, culturally aware and responsive community participants through reciprocal service and learning. Successful completion of SL200 with a grade of C or better fulfills this requirement. Students acquire competencies in Community Participation through reflecting on an ongoing, service experience (minimum of 30 hours/semester) with and requested…

PAF 110: Public Service Practicum

Course Overview Through the completion of a 35 -hour community service requirement, journals, written paper assignments, and the attendance of four class meetings, the goals of this 1 -credit course are for students to: ?Develop a sense of responsibility and commitment towards public service; ?Improve their understanding of the societal problems that affect members of the Syracuse community; ?Identify the strengths and weaknesses of using volunteers at community agencies; and ?Relate community service experiences and issues to the assigned readings. You will complete the given reporting calendars and obtain a signature from your agency supervisor each month. In addition, the…