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US/Brazil Consortia Seminar: Sustainability in Urban Communities of Poverty

Introduction/Background This seminar will be the final of three annual fall courses addressing the revitalization of Syracuse’s Near Eastside Neighborhood. Students and faculty will work hand-in-hand with Eastside Neighbors in Partnership (ENIP), a community development organization that works with a severely challenged neighborhood on the city’s east side. The seminar is a component of the US/Brazil Design Research Consortia, which includes ESF, two Brazilian universities (the University of Brazil and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SuI) and Perul State. These four programs have been working together for the past three years to explore the multi-faceted topic of “Sustainable Urban…

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 Matters

The most important experience that could happen in our classroom was that students would learn to think critically and analytically, not just about the required books, but about the world that they live in. – Bell Hooks As the course title indicates, the focus of this writing 2105 course is community. In order to refine the skills expected of a university student – reading, writing, thinking, collaborating and communicating – you will be doing a lot of writing … and rewriting in this class. Since the more you write, the better you will write, you will compile three portfolios based…

Writing 405

Course Rationale and Goals Writing 405 is the final course in the sequence of Writing Studios at Syracuse University. The course is intended to prepare graduating students to understand and take up the kinds of writing and rhetorical tasks that will be expected in the professional workplace. In this class, we will continually attempt to balance the tension between the “academic” and the “professional,” between theory and practice. Therefore, you will find yourself writing the forms and contexts you have become accustomed to as students, as well as in ways you may be less familiar with but that are common…

Writing Studio 1: Writing and Learning in the Community

When we experience something we act upon it, we do something with it; then we suffer or undergo the consequences. We do something to the thing and then it does something to us in return: such is the peculiar combination. The connection of these two phases of experience measures the fruitfulness or value of the experience. -John Dewey “Experience and Thinking” (139). Catalog description: Writing 105 develops students’ abilities to use writing for learning, thinking, and critical reading of complex texts. The classroom provides workshop discussions and practice in basic elements of the writing process. Instructor description: The purpose of…

Citizenship, the Narrative Imagination, and Good Writing

The purpose of this course is to develop further your writing skills and to prepare you for the academic writing assignments you will encounter in courses over the next four years. We will attend closely to writing as a process that involves reading critically and actively; developing ideas from the service learning projects and in response to class discussions; clarifying ideas and arguments through pre-writing worksheets; and shaping them into rhetorically effective formal texts. For each unit in the course, we will follow the same trajectory: you will do lots and lots of informal writing in response to readings, projects,…

Writing Studio One

Course Description WRT 105, Writing Studio One. develops student abilities to use writing for learning, thinking, and critical reading of complex texts. Workshop discussions and practice in the basic elements of the writing process are central to WRT 105. Course Overview As do most sections of WRT 105, you will be doing a variety of writing and reading activities designed to increase your understanding of and proficiency in the writing process. You will be asked to compose three “formal” essays, a few informal essays, and a lot of short reflective pieces and other types of writing. You will be reading…

Methods of Policy Analysis and Presentation

GOAL: Develop skills required in gathering, analyzing, and presenting information to assist public service agencies in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies. SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP: Negotiating with a client to determine the goals and structure of a research project. Working with supervisors, clients, colleagues and experts in designing and implementing a research project. Using statistics and graphs to help clients understand the information collected. Managing time and understanding what it takes to produce a professional product. Developing an understanding of how government and non-profit organizations try to improve society. Examine the role of research methods in the formulation,…

Literacy Tutoring: Principles and Practices

Center For Public & Community Service 237 Schine Student Center Office Hours: M-F 8:30 – 5:00 Kathleen A. Hinchman Reading & Language Arts Education 201 Huntington Hall Office Hours: M, 1 – 4 and by appt “In that one hour, such a difference was made. It’s a good feeling; it makes me feel that this program and volunteering as a whole is a worthwhile and productive thing. ” “I can’t believe weeks are passing. I’m fortunate for this experience.” It is said that up to 23 million Americans cannot read and write sufficiently. Estimates suggest that roughly 45,000 Central New…

The Community Design Center Workshop

ARC 500-2 Community Design Center Workshop. (CDC)Advisor: Pamela Heintz, Center for Public and Community Service (CPCS)Leadership Intern: Joseph Ho (CDC), Brian Howells (CPCS)3 Credit Hours SCHEDULE: Monday – 6:00 – 9:00pmLOCATION: Room 302, Slocum Hall workshop/studio or otherwise as notedOFFICE HOURS: Office 417A Wednesday and Friday, 10:00am – 12:00am(Additional hours by appointment) The Community Design Center will operate out of room 302 in Slocum Hall. The room is outfitted with eight drawing tables, a conference table, files for research, slide projectors for presentations and a computer for word processing. The room is to be used specifically for projects undertaken within…