|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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(COL)(EDST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcom X and Alex Haley, Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, and Making Good: How Ex-Offenders Reform and Rebuild Their Lives by Shadd Maruna.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be no exams and three short papers and one long term paper.
|Instructor(s): Barber,Charles Times: ...W... 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: FISK209/10; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 4||FR: 3|
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