PSYCH 319 - Empowering Families and Communities
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Community-based courses may be counted towards the psychology concentration. F.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The goal of this course is to help illuminate the concept and process of individual, family, and community empowerment in economically distressed communities, in both practical and psycho-social terms. Student learning will occur through the intersection of didactic and experiential coursework, community service fieldwork, and interactive dialogue. Students will meet as a class, one day a week, and will also be required to spend four hours a week (including travel) participating in a Detroit area field placement.

Class periods will be devoted to a varied combination of “mini-lectures”, experiential exercises, guest speakers, videos, discussion of specific topics linked to assigned readings, and discussions related to fieldwork. Students will be expected to reflect on and explore issues specific to their placement and to incorporate ideas from didactic materials with their field experiences. Grading will be based on a series of reflective journal summaries, service project development and presentations, term papers linked both to reading and experience, and active class participation.

PSYCH 319 - Empowering Families and Communities
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001 (LAB)
Tu 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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Each week, two-three journal articles, book chapters, and/or other readings will be assigned. All of these required readings will be posted on C-Tools.
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