This is a service learning format class. You are required to perform 24 hours of community service with Educational Main Street, the Saturday Science Sampler,the Multi-Cultural Center, the Center for Community Service, etc.. You may also select another approved site. You are required to write one reflexive email paper per week based on your service learning experience.. You must also write a term research paper explicating a contemporary social problem. The focus of this class is social action based, active learning strategies will be developed to address social problems in the "real world". Required activities include: Hog River Cleanup, Homeless Sleepout and two projects developed through group consensus.
Grades will be based on class participation, exam performance, service learning evaluations, group project participation and overall effort and attitude.
9/19 Service Learning Contract due
9/26 Term paper topic due
9/26 Homeless Sleepout
10/8 Term paper bibliography due. (No sources earlier than 1997.)
10/15 Midterm exam
10/17 Hog River Cleanup
10/24 Term paper thesis statement due
10/26 Make a Difference Day Project due
11/21 Term paper due
12/? Final class project due
Text: The Hartford Courant (student rate available) You must bring the paper to class.
More than 3 unexcused absences will result in penalties up to an includind dismissal from class. Also note that weekly email assignments are mandatory and failure to comply with this requirement will also result in negative student outcomes.