Content with Topics : Engaged Curriculum

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…

Communication in Organization

Required course for the organizational communication sequence in the Speech Communication degree. Role of communication in defining and achieving organizational goals. Assessment and development of organizational communication systems. Service-learning component allows students to apply course content in the field through service to local disaster response and emergency management organizations. Students examine the special communication problems faced in planning for, and responding to, non-routine and crisis situations. Service Learning Criteria: 1. A needed service: Disaster response and emergency management are important services in any community faced with natural and technological crises such as floods, earthquakes, severe storms, fires and industrial accidents….

Oral History and Community

"Memory makes us, we make memory. Imagine yourself without a memory." Elizabeth Tonkin, Narrating Our Pasts "For every story there is another story which stands before it." Barbara Myerhoff, Number Our Days "I have summoned up the courage to tell my personal story because I believe that Americans deserve to know the truth. When I hear of those who say that the internment never happened, and that only those who wanted to live in camp were given that protection, I know how vital it is that the truth be told." Mary Tsukamoto, We the People "I know you must have…

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…