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Philanthropy & Grant Making

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For thousands of years philanthropy—the desire to help humanity through charitable gifts—has built universities, hospitals, and museums, preserved the arts, fed the hungry, housed the homeless, and most importantly made the world a better place. Philanthropy, students will discover, is not just reserved for the rich, but for anyone interested in serving humanity and making a difference. This course will be a unique opportunity and experiment in “student philanthropy” because our class will invest a minimum of $12,000* (in real money!) in local nonprofit organizations. This opportunity for grant making is made possible by Students4GivingSM—an initiative of Campus…

Social Impact of the Mass Media

HCOM 307 SL Spring 2000 Course Description: How many times were you exposed to mass media today? You probably have heard the statistics: except for the ones who are still bunkered up, waiting for the Y2K fallout, Americans are exposed to hundreds of mass media messages every day. It is now a widely accepted fact that we spend more time consuming mass media than doing anything else, including sleeping, eating, working, or talking to our children (Massey 1999). It used to be that only a few of us actually worried about the effects of that massive exposure. Some very violent…

Bilingual/ Multicultural Education Department Student Teaching Seminar

Fall 2000 – Spring 2001 Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m. EDBM 421A: August 30-December 6,2000 Phase I&II EDBM 421 B: January 31 – May 16, 2001 Phase III Instructor: Dr. Sue Heredia Office: Eureka Hall 404 Office hours: Tuesday 2:30-4:30 and by appointment Course Description: The role of teaching at the elementary level is the primary focus of this seminar, paying particular attention to the discussion of problems and issues facing preservice teachers as they learn to teach in a culturally and linguistically diverse setting and participate in Community Service Learning activities. (Note: this is tile project course description not the institution’s…

Child and Family Sciences – Children and Families in Crisis

CHILD AND FAMILY SCIENCES 133-S COURSE DESCRIPTION: Crises experienced by children and their families; separation, divorce, remarriage and the consequent formation of step-relationships, death, alcoholism and drug abuse, child abuse, disabilities, and other topics. LEARNING OUTCOMES: This class will provide you the opportunity to examine children and families in crisis. Unlike the typical university course, the content of this class, in some situations, may elicit strong emotional responses. The outcome of our exploration will be a deep understanding of the impact of crisis on the human experience and the ability to assist yourself and others ‘in coping with crisis. Specifically,…

CENSUS 2000, An Issue Oriented Multidisciplinary Service Learning Course

Family & Food Sciences 210/ Department of Mathematics/ Department of Communication * General Course Description. INTD 192S (also listed as S SCI 192S) is a new interdisciplinary course offered for the first time during Spring 2000. INTD 192S counts towards the new upper division GE Integration requirement in area D and also satisfies the new community service designation (S) approved by the university. The subject of INTD 192S is the U.S. Census, particularly the 2000 Census that will start in April, right about the middle of the Spring semester. In the course we will discuss the historical, social, economic and…

Women’s Studies Community Service

Prerequisites: Completion of WS200 or WS210 and WS300 Course Objective: The underlying concept of service learning is to use a community or public service experience to enhance the meaning and impact of traditional course content for students. The pedagogical benefits of service learning are well-documented; service learning does make a difference in academic, civic and moral learning. In addition to enhancing learning for college students, the service component of the course is equally rewarding. The goal of WS305SL is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their theoretical understanding of Women’s Studies to practical and concrete situations in their…

Social Action Writing: Witnessing Welfare

PRE-REQUISITE: Previous writing experience necessary. COURSE FULFILLS: Concentration in Creative Writing and Social Action OR Concentration in Women’s Studies AND Service Learning Requirement COURSE DESCRIPTION: Social Action Writing is a form of critical inquiry and an act of social responsibility. It is writing that witnesses, that breaks silences, that transforms lives. This is an advanced creative writing service learning class that centers on a particular public issue: welfare reform. Students will work collaboratively to research this issue, as well as co-create knowledge with those in the community who are affected by the new (Jan. 1, 1998) welfare reform policy. Students…

Applied Watershed Systems Restoration – Service Learning

Watershed Restoration in the Schools and CommunityWinter/Spring 2000 Semester Students with disabilities who may need accommodations please see me as soon as possible during office hours or by appointment. ESSP/SL MLO #11: Students must be able to share the relevance and importance of science with the culturally, linguistically, technologically, and economically diverse populations of our regional, national, and global communities. Students must be able to combine their ESSP discipline based knowledge with community experiences resulting in a new knowledge brought about by attention to the issues of social responsibility, justice, diversity, and compassion. Core Course Questions:1. How does participation in…

“Interpreting the History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay”

Course Description:This is a 2-unit Service Learning option associated with ESSP 195: “Special Topics: The History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay”. Students will learn about Monterey Bay in the special topics course and will share their knowledge with K-12 grade children at local schools by participating in the Virtual Canyon Project. This project is an ongoing effort to develop an interactive, educational, web-site to help school children learn about Monterey Bay, its deep underwater canyon, and the research process through which scientists learn about the bay and its inhabitants. Students in this service learning class will team up with…

Principles of Health Education

Professor and Chair of Health Science Director of Community-University Partnership CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to examine the philosophical, ethical and theoretical foundations of the professional practice of health education in school, community, work site and hospital settings, as well as in health promotion consultant activities. Students will be expected to develop their own philosophical, ethical and theoretical approach(s) to the field after becoming familiar with the literature related to the discipline and engaging in a service-learning project. The course does not fulfill the state health education requirement. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of the instructor. COURSE…

Drawing

124A Drawing Fall 1999(Tues. and Thursday 1 1AM – 1:50PM) Room H1 153Office hours: Tues.Thurs. 2-3:30 and by appointment Course Objectives: Conceptual, technical and intuitive-To learn a variety of techniques and approaches for drawing: -The course shall have an experimental flavor with an emphasis on creative, conceptual, and unconventional thinking, in addition to the development of important drawing skills and formal elements.- The course will also focus on the development of a collaborative book on botanical remedies (practical and magical). The book will be printed, displayed, and distributed; Each student will receive a copy. It will contain drawings of plants…

Visual and Public Art Institute, Large Scale Digital Mural

CSUMB Spring 2000: VPA 306S T/TH 4:00pm – 6:00pm Course Description: Students work with digital approach to mural/public art project development including analysis of sites, conceptualization of ideas, collaboration, PhotoShop, Illustrator and reproduction. This course is designed to meet the ULRs Creative/Artistic Expression and Community Participation and Service Learning in the major. The class works with specific communities through which they develop their ability to identify the nature of audience and how to create works that communicates to diverse audiences. This involves in depth research and the collection of relevant archival and current materials and images. Course Outcomes: Students will…

Communication: Tech Tutors

Course DescriptionThe focus of this service learning experience is applying the techniques and knowledge gained in the classroom to the real and practical demands of a designer /client relationship. Student designers work onsite, using technology to solve the communication needs of non-profit agencies. Students develop needs analyses and write and implement proposals to meet their community partners' needs. These may involve print, Multimedia, design for the Web, networking, and other Computer applications. Course DescriptionThe focus of this service learning experience is to apply Management and Design Principles to identify the needs of the community to bridge the Digital Divide, and…