Content with Institutions : Monterey Bay

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…

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…

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…