ALA 270 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
Winter 2017, Section 003 - Social Justice: Liberal Arts Learning and Professional
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Waitlist Capacity:
Class Misc Info:
Meets 03/06/17 - 04/18/17. (Drop/Add deadline = 03/20/17.).
Enforced Prerequisites:
Students cannot enroll if they have already completed 4 instances of ALA and/or UC 270.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:


Many students strengthen their interest and commitment to social justice through their liberal arts education and professional school studies as undergraduates. In this course, students will explore how to maintain and strengthen their commitments to social justice as they pursue their professional interests and careers. In addition to classroom discussions and assigned readings, students will engage with UM alumni (in-person and via video conference) who will discuss the challenges and opportunities to maintain social justice values in a variety of professional fields. They will also receive hands-on advice on applying for internships, global experiences, resume writing and interviewing.

Course Requirements:

Requirements include a 10-12 page analytic reflection paper, active participation, and resume writing.

Intended Audience:

Learning community student leaders are particularly encouraged to enroll, but all students interested in social justice are welcome.

Class Format:

The class will be conducted seminar style with active participation by students expected.


ALA 270 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
W 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Title of this section: Social Justice: Liberal Arts Learning and Professional Careers This course will be taught in G027 West Quad.
004 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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