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Georgetown University s New Mission Statement

The statement, developed by a committee chaired by Provost Dorothy Brown and reviewed extensively last year throughout our community, has many virtues: It is eloquent, and it is thought provoking. This statement will serve us well in the years to come. Indeed, the first ten words may well serve us for a century: Georgetown is a Catholic and Jesuit, student-centered research university. — Leo J. O Donovan, S.J., President Background: In May 1999, Father O Donovan announced an inclusive, campus-wide effort led by Provost Dorothy Brown to develop a new University mission statement. This initiative grew out of an on-going…

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…

The Contemporary City

This course examines the topics contained in a traditional urban sociology course and applies them to the surrounding urban area of Washington, D.C. It is a service-learning course, which means that you will be providing a service to community residents through your applied research projects as part of your learning in the course. In a sense, we will use the city as a social laboratory to test the concepts, theories and findings presented in the course readings and lectures. The purpose is to discern the knowledge and theory that will help improve the lives of people living here. However, rather…

Project D.C.: Urban Research Internship

The Project D.C. course is designed as a participatory research seminar. The central feature of the course is that each student will work in an internship under the supervision of Professor Sam Marullo or Professor Mark Rom. These internships are designed to further the goals of the Georgetown Community Outreach Partnership Center (GCOPC), a collaborative project involving the North Capital and Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights communities as well as Georgetown University. Each student will conduct an academic research project valuable to the GCOPC and the student¬∑s intellectual and personal development. Georgetown Community Outreach Partnership Center The major objective of the GOPC…

Clinical Neuropsychology

Course Overview In this course, a study will be made of the behavioral, physiological, and psychological effects of brain damage in the human being, and the assets and limitations of the methods used to assess such damage. Explored will be cases in which the effects are permanent, as well as reversible or progressive. Topics will include the effects of stroke, tumors, biochemical changes, and other neurological disorders upon the senses, perception, learning, memory, attention, and personality. Extant theories of brain function will be discussed in light of the effects of brain damage. Students will also be required to spend 3-5…

Clinical Neuropsychology

Course Overview In this course, a study will be made of the behavioral, physiological, and psychological effects of brain damage in the human being, and the assets and limitations of the methods used to assess such damage. Explored will be cases in which the effects are permanent, as well as reversible or progressive. Topics will include the effects of stroke, tumors, biochemical changes, and other neurological disorders upon the senses, perception, learning, memory, attention, and personality. Extant theories of brain function will be discussed in light of the effects of brain damage. Students will also be required to spend 3-5…

Science and Technology in Contemporary Society

Using computers and nuclear weapons as case studies, this course will introduce you to important dimensions of science and technology in our society, namely 1. impact of technological development on everyday life, 2. debates about the cultural significance of science and technology3. the ideological foundations and significance of scientific developments4. approaches to social policy in technological growth. The class will function as a service-learning course that grants four credits. Members of the class will work with adolescent and adult residents from the North Capitol and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods of Washington, DC as part of a joint effort between Georgetown University…