Content with Topics : Engaged Curriculum

Ethnicity and Place

Grounded in the most fundamental premise of anthropological research–the fieldsite-students will explore the relationship of ethnicity to place and space. The fieldsite for this course is Los Angeles. In the first part of the course ethnicity, place and space will be analyzed on three levels: 1) local or regional manifestations; 2) national constructions; and 3) transspatial or diasporic creations. In the second part of the course, Los Angeles will be examined as a microcosm of multicultural America, a location rich for the study of ethnic construction and production. In the part three of the course, the salience of ethnicity, place…

Health of Women

Department of Community Health Arnold Lab Room 496 BIC-214: Health of WomenSpring semester, 1999Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Clinical Advisor: Sudeep Aulakh, MD Dept. of General Internal Medicine Rhode Island HospitalPartnership: The National Women's Health Network, Washington, D.C.Staff partner: Brooke Grande Objectives:1. To develop a theoretical framework for conceptualizing what drives population patterns of health, disease, and well-being of women and girl children in relation to social and economic divisions related to race/ethnicity, class and gender. 2. To apply conceptual and methodological principles of study design and data analysis to evaluate epidemiologic and medical literature on women's health. 3….

Land and Water Law

This course is designed for students preparing for careers in natural resource management. Students who successfully complete this course will have a better understanding of the legal and policy contexts in which natural resource managers function. The course is organized around the following five learning outcomes. A. Knowledge outcomes. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of:Outcome 1 – American property law with particular focus on water and land use regulation;Outcome 2 – Legal approaches to conserving private lands;Outcome 3 – Policy dilemmas facing federal land managers. B. Skills outcomes. Students will practice and demonstrate abilities toOutcome 4 – develop…

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

LEVEL: Freshman4 Credit Hours (Quarter) COURSE GOAL: As the title of the course implies, this is normally the first engineering course that mechanical engineering students take at the University of SouthAlabama (USA). My goals are for the students to find out about the diverse disciplines of the mechanical engineering profession and to prepare them for success in studying mechanical engineering. A guiding principle in developing the course is "design-across-the-curriculum" — service-learning provides the context for students to learn and practice the design process as they carry out their design projects. There are five learning objectives for the students: (1) gain…

Global Studies: Service Learning in Global Affairs & Intercultural Communication

Required BooksThe Alms Bazaar, Ian Smillie, 1995Activists Beyond Borders, M. Keck and K Sikkink, 1998Making Them Like Us, F. Fischer, 1998Conflict Mediation Across Cultures, D. Augsburger, 1992 Course Description The variety, services and number of both "North" and "South" non-governmental organizations has proliferated beyond anyone's wildest expectations in the last decade. Transnational activism is at an all time high. As a service learning course for Global Studies majors, this course will integrate knowledge of NGOs with volunteerism. in agencies that shape and share a "global" vision in some way. By the end of the course, students will have a better…

Strategic Planning in Health Services

Winter 1997 Class Meetings: Monday, 6:40 – 9:20 p.m., Lincoln Hall 205 Associate Professor of Public Health Departments of Public Administration and Public Health Education Office: Room 237, School of Urban and Public Affairs Office Hours: Monday, 4:30 – 5:30: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30 Or by appointment. Course DescriptionThis course introduces general concepts, models and theories of strategic planning, and develops them in terms of applications in the health services industry. Through participation in a community-based strategic planning process, students will gain experience and some expertise in the planning, decision-making and conduct of strategic planning. PrerequisitesThere are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, students are strongly encouraged to…

Community and Environmental Compatibilityin the York River Watershed York, Maine :A Service Learning Program

This course is listed as: Sociology 300, LSC 495Human communities and the environment are increasingly endangered in today's society. Pressures for economic growth, the world economy, and the expansion of state and national regulations have decreased local control and have heightened the strains on the environment. While this project will not change these conditions at a local level and to see how a community is trying to deal with its concerns about its environment. This Project draws on the combined resources of the students of the University of New England (UNE) Departments of Life Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences…

Field Applications in Mine Reclamation Science

TEXT: Restoration and Revegetation of Western Ranges and Wildlands, Steven B. Monson and Richard Stevens, Published by U.S.Forest Service. COURSE FORMAT Mine reclamation science will be covered from the starting point of native species seed harvesting from shrubs, forests, grasses, and trees. Guest lecturers from the mining industry, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Resources Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service), the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Utah Division of Wildlife, the Utah Division of Landscape Design, the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining, and several commercial seed harvesting and seed processing companies will provide instruction in…

Field Work in the Jewish Community

This class is a three unit academic internship/service learning experience and an upper division GE class. Over the fall semester students will have hands-on experience in a Jewish Community Agency while they are performing a service for others. I have 3 main objectives this semester: (1) increase student awareness of the Los Angeles Jewish Community and the diverse population that its agencies serve; (2) offer career development; and (3) increase student involvement and commitment to community service. Students are expected to spend 6-8 hours a week for 15 weeks in the field (100 hours total). I will arrange students' placements…

Motor Development Laboratory (1 unit)

Course DescriptionA service-learning experience designed to understand and apply concepts of motor development while fulfilling a need in our community. Purpose of the Service-Learning ExperienceOccasionally we learn important lessons by EXPERIENCE. One type of experience is found through giving in your community. In modern times this giving is too often limited to money donations. The act of giving one's time and energy as a service to another seems to have fallen out of fashion among many people. In addition, in the process of giving, significant lessons can be learned that directly relate to course content. The purpose of this lab…

Lehigh CORPS Regional Economic Development Practicum

This Lehigh Community Research and Policy Service course will. involve teams of students in community-oriented research projects. The twin purposes of the program are: 1) to provide real-world, team oriented learning experiences to Lehigh students and 2) to provide a resource for local governments and community organizations that would allow them to draw upon the expertise of our students as consultants in analyzing problems and formulating policy. The students will participate in the design and execution of a specific research project identified by a Lehigh Valley development agency. A description of this year's projects is attached. The results of this…

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems for Low Income Housing

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The service integration project will be centered on a student-initiated concept of solar domestic hot water systems for low-income households. The system itself will be primarily constructed from recycled materials such as used domestic hot water tanks and wood components recovered from construction sites. (Several community businesses have already agreed to donate some of the essential components.) The specific system design constraints, criteria and solution specifications are located in the Appendix of this proposal. A prototype, along with a kit (consisting of system components and assembly instructions), of this system will be designed previously to the beginning of…

Nutrition, Health, and Community Schools

This course deals with food, nutrition, and health among urban minority populations in the USA. Particular attention is paid to early adolescence as the age period when diets and food intake patterns of the adult are set, and when nutrition-related conditions which are more prevalent among urban minorities – especially obesity – become manifest. This course is organized around the principles of academically-based community service, which seeks to integrate the academic, service, and research missions of a university. All students will participate in the Turner Nutritional Awareness Project (TNAP), an ongoing program which seeks to enhance the nutritional status of…

Chemistry

TEXTS: Chemistry, Principles and Reactions, 3rd Ed., Masterton andHurley (Required)Lecture Outline: Chemistry Principles and Reactions, R. O. Ragsdale (Required)Problem Solving in General Chemistry, R. O. Ragsdale (Optional)Laboratory Manual (Chem 121) available from the University Bookstore after October 14. (Required)RECITATION: Tuesday and Thursday at times and places stated in the Class Schedule.The first Recitation meeting will be held Thursday, September 26 and will be supervised by your Chemistry Teaching Assistant(T.A.)Chemistry 131 students: You cannot participate inthe service learning project since you will not be checked into alaboratoryLABORATORY: At the times noted in the Class Schedule. Labs for theservice-learning students will begin…

Communication Arts

Course Description: One of the most valuable skills you will develop in college is the ability to communicate effectively. Such skills will be prized by all your college teachers and by your eventual employers. Communicating effectively involves four related activities: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. You will also need to be able to retrieve information through electronic and print sources and to use the computer to prepare documents and to analyze information. When you complete this course, you should feel more confident of your abilities in all these areas. Specifically, you should be able to: 1. Use word processing software…

Cultural Anthropology

Course Objectives: This course is designed to give students an in-depth introduction to cultural anthropology, a scientific discipline using diverse theories focusing on unique cultural adaptations of human populations around the world. We will explore the concept of culture, by surveying different theoretical orientations such as evolutionism, functionalism, structuralism and ecological anthropology. We will then apply these different orientations to different subsystems of culture, politics, economics, religion, kinship, health and education. Throughout the course we will examine issues of race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, nationalism, and internationalism, with a sharp focus on Hawai'i, the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Americas. My ethnographic…

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…

Introduction to The Theory and Practice of Archaeology

About this class: Archaeology is teamwork, and succeeds best when people cooperate, share each other s work assignments and contribute together to achieve the project s goals. Several of the course assignments have been designed with that in mind. It is my hope that we can constitute ourselves on the model of an archaeological team, working together to achieve the common goal: becoming archaeologists in theory and practice. COURSE GOALSAn introduction to the theory and practice of archaeology; i. e., how and why archaeology is done and what can be learned from it. A. Introduction to the theoretical framework that…

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….

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…