Content with Institutions : University of Southern Maine

Planting Seeds for a Better Tomorrow

University of Southern Maine students teach local school children about ecology, conservation, and recycling as part of a service learning course about teaching environmentalism to low-income students. USM students also organize clean-ups for the children to participate in. A senior at USM, Melissa Boyd organized the entire class and project and was asked to remain at USM to teach it again. She will gear it more towards education majors because she sees it as a tremendous opportunity for them to experiment with science teaching. Contact: Al Kirk, Associate Professor at 207.780.4962 This information originally appeared in “”Science and Society: Redefining…

Crime and Social Control

1 Chamberlain Ave Portland Campus Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 11am to 1pm (and by appointment) Class times: Section One meets 8:00am – 9:15am Tuesdays and Thursdays, in 206 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus. Section Two meets 1:00pm – 2:15pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, in 402 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus. Course Content and Objectives: This course offers a detailed examination and exploration of state-sponsored responses to criminal activity. We are especially interested in the historical trends in social control developing since the industrial revolution, the impact of economic conditions, and gender on social control policies. Students are required to study social control in…