SOC 325 - Sociology of Service Learning
Section: 001
Term: FA 2006
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course aims to provide you with a basic understanding of the sociological theories relevant to community service learning, and the best practices developed by those who have done this kind of work over many years. Topics covered include:

Principles of community service learning in Sociology. What is it? What might it be? What is the Sociology connection?

Dynamics of instruction in small groups: matters of pedagogy and facilitation. What do you need to know? What techniques will help you in you role as a peer-facilitator?

Structure and culture of higher education organizations. How are our universities organized? Why are they organized in these ways? Why does instruction occur in certain ways? How might these things be done differently?

Difference and domination in school and community. How do differences among students show up in class? In the community? How will students deal with and learn from situations of diversity and/or domination?

Getting to outcomes for students and agencies. Who gains from community service-learning? What might students gain from this experience? What might you gain? Our community partners?

Particular attention is devoted to the challenges and opportunities that you will face as peer-facilitators (PFs) in undergraduate service-learning classes in sections of Sociology 389 (Sociology Practicum – Project Community).

SOC 325 - Sociology of Service Learning
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001 (SEM)
Note: Instructor permission only. Course is only for students facilitating Soc 389. Contact Proj Comm (763-3548) for permission to register.
002 (SEM)
Note: Course is only for MCSP students facilitating SOC 389. Contact Project Community (763-3548) for permission to register.
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