Content with Disciplines : Public and Community Service Studies

Community Issues SL Course

Course Description and Objectives The course will draw from students’ collective learning experiences in their community-based service learning. Core concepts about democracy in America, the land-grant university’s historic mission, and about how everyday citizens collectively can build a strong democracy will be introduced. Students will also be introduced to the range of ways that citizens participate in democratic decision-making and will practice some of these forms. The course is based on the reciprocal relationship between practice in the community and readings, reflections, and exercises in class. Assignments ask you to reflect on your community-based practice and apply concepts in 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…

Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations

This course is designed to: Introduce you to the U.S. nonprofit sector encouraging you to explore the differences and similarities between managing in the for profit and nonprofit sectors; explores distinctive characteristics of the nonprofit sector; Introduce you to concepts, best practices, opportunities, and challenges of managing and leading nonprofit organizations; Provide frameworks and tools that will help you be more effective participants, managers and/or leaders in this arena, and Provide an opportunity for you to learn first hand the challenges and rewards of philanthropy. Course Methodology: The course will be taught using a variety of lectures, discussions, case study…

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…

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@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…

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…

UVM and the Local/Regional Economy (Community Development & Applied Economics 295)

Instructors: Richard Schramm CDAE Department, UVM 103A Morrill Hall 656-0292, rschramm@zoo.uvm.edu office hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 2:00-3:00 pm or by appointment Nancy Brooks Economics Department, UVM 231 Old Mill Bldg 656-0946, nbrooks@zoo.uvm.edu office hours: Tues. 2:00-3:30, Wed. 1:30-3:00 pm Project-related websites 1. Burlington/UVM COPC- www.uvm.edu/~copc 2. HUD Office of University Partnerships- www.oup.org 3. COPC research from around the country- www.oup.org/research/copcresearch.html 4. City of Burlington www.ci.burlington.vt.us 5. University of Vermont www.uvm.edu Overview: This field study course asks what are the economic impacts of UVM on the regional/local economy and how might the university change its employment and purchasing to further benefit…

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…

Community-Based Research in Urban Settings

Introduction and Background to the Course In November 1999, the DU/Northwestside Schools Partnership received funding to collaborate with the Piton Foundation in a research and evaluation component of the DeWitt-Wallace/Beacon Project Evaluation. Beacons are extended-service schools—schools that open before the start of the traditional academic day and offer a range of enriching activities in the afternoon through evening hours, as well as on weekends and over the summer. Their purpose is to answer the pressing need for productive and meaningful activities for children and youth during the non-school hours. There are three Beacon sites in Denver: Cole Beacon Neighborhood Center,…

The Civic Community: Theory and Practice

Course Description and Requirements This course is part of a pilot program, now in its third year, which seeks to bring together an academic, classroom-based curriculum and community service to create a holistic learning experience for the student. Although this class has been taught before, we are still trying out concepts, reading materials, and methods, and the course will still be somewhat experimental. We appreciate your willingness to be “pioneers” in this exciting exploration of a new frontier in civic learning. I will be describing more fully the content and aims of this course in class during our orientation, but…

Public Service, Community Organizing, and Social Change

Through service-learning, this seminar explores the experience of democratic citizenship in a multicultural society, focusing on the role of the activist in public service, community organizing, and social change. Internships in Philadelphia or Chester (5 hours/week), dialogue with local activists, and popular education pedagogy enrich reflection upon and analysis of other topics including: individual and community empowerment; public policy at the grassroots; urban politics; communication and coalition-building across differences of race, gender, class; leadership and organizing skills development. In the United States near the end of the 20th century, poverty, racism, homelessness, inadequate education, lack of access to health care,…

Becoming a Public Citizen: Connecting Community Service and Public Leadership

Course DescriptionIn this seminar, we will explore the links between community service and public leadership, which we define as making a difference in one's community, state, and nation through government and public policymaking. Historically, community service has been the means by which women left the private realm and entered the public world. We will ask whether that connection still exists and how it can be strengthened. Students will participate in a service experience in the community and explore public policymaking and women's leadership in the classroom. Through a research paper and the development of a public advocacy campaign, students will…

Understanding Relief Efforts in the Local and Global Communities: Social Justice, Volunteerism, and Civic Responsibility

Monday, May 1 Welcome back: Pre-activity survey Guest speaker: Tom Williams, Habitat for Humanity International; Dick Greene Gratiot Chapter President Habitat for Humantiy Reminder: Take your first anti-malaria pill today! Assignment: Brainstorm answers to HFHI Application questions in assigned groups. Bring notes to class tomorrow for Jigsaw exercises. Search the library and the internet for information/definitions of Relief.Journal topic:What did you learn about HFHI today?Afternoon: Free Tuesday, May 2 Understanding Relief Efforts- What is relief?- Who needs it?- Why?- Who provides it? Experiences with Relief Efforts Habitat Application—Jigsaw exercises Assignment: Draft answers to HFHI Application questions in assigned groups (save on computer or disk)….

Community Service in American Culture

Public and Community Service Studies at Providence College Furthering the mission of Providence College, Public and Community Service Studies involves a systematic and rigorous study of the major conceptual themes of community, service, compassion, public ethics, social justice and social change, and leadership. The goals of the major include providing students with the civic skills of critical thinking, public deliberation and communication, public problem solving, collective action and community building. The Course Within the context of the public and community service studies curriculum, this course provides the historical context for understanding community service in American culture. Contemporary understandings of community…

Public Service Practicum

It is imperative that each CA attends every Tuesday class and arrives by 2:30 P.M. If you are unable to attend a class, please contact Rick or Dana via phone or e-mail as early as possible. Course Overview:The second semester of Practicum is designed to continue serving as a resource for you, individually and collectively, as you become deeply embedded in your community-based organization and as you assist students serving with that organization with their own learning. This semester the focus will be upon Public Problem Solving (PPS), particularly the concepts and skills associated with PPS. The Practicum will challenge…

Community Outreach

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In light of the Jesuit vision of education as transformative of both the individual and society, this class will combine an academic study of the foundations of the contemporary movement toward service learning with direct involvement in the experience of community outreach. We will begin with an examination of varied understandings of education, especially as they reflect on the relationship between the individual and society. After reflecting on the relationship between individualism and community, we will then focus on some of the philosophical and theological roots of community service. We will conclude with a study of some of…