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The Art and Science of Social Engagement

COL 208
Fall 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 268
Course Cluster and Certificates: Service Learning

This course will focus on methods and approaches to engaging traditionally underrepresented groups in the social and political process. The instructor will draw on his work conducting federally funded studies on social and political engagement with historically marginalized populations--individuals living in poverty, those diagnosed with mental illness, and those with histories of incarceration--which have shown increased well-being and enhanced civic participation. A particular focus will be on the transformation of the narrative identities of individuals from "outsiders" to participants, in the genres of memoir, biography, and poetry, as well as sociological studies. The course will contrast formal "evidence-based" approaches of social engagement with stories of individual inspiration and transformation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(COL)(EDST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on OCT-03-2023
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