SOC 225 - Project Community
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
3
Other:
CBL, Experiential
Lab Fee:
50.00
Other Course Info:
A combined total of eight credits of SOC 225 (and 389), 321, 324, 394, 395, and 396 may be counted toward a major in Sociology. A maximum of four credits of SOC 225 (and 389) may be included in a major in sociology.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

All Students MUST carefully review the class times (listed below), site responsibilities, and volunteer times and locations prior to registering for a SOC 225 Project Community section. Site descriptions, volunteer commitment information, enrollment processes, and all other details can be found at this link.

SOC 225 is an experiential course that is designed to help students participate in and reflect on community-engaged learning experiences through a sociological lens. Students are able to gain new perspectives on social inequalities through their experiences at a variety of sites, including elementary schools, afterschool programs, hospitals, health clinics, correctional facilities, social services agencies, advocacy centers, and a variety of other community organizations in Southeast Michigan.

Access to transportation for off-campus community sites is available through the CEAL Ride Program. A $50 lab fee is charged to all SOC 225 students for program costs.

Focus Areas and Community Sites for Winter 2018:

Education

002 — ED: Ann Arbor Public SchoolsWork with elementary school students
005 — ED: Latino Family ServicesHelp youth build social and academic skills in Southwest Detroit
006 — ED: Mentor2Youth Positively impact the futures of disadvantaged youth in Ypsilanti
009 — ED: Avalon Housing Assist with afterschool programming for youth who have experienced homelessness
011 — ED: Peace Neighborhood Center Engage in afterschool programs designed to promote education, health, and well-being
012 — ED: 826Michigan – Inspire students to write confidently and provide homework help
 

Public Health

007 — PH: Jewish Family Services Provide medical appointment accompaniment for older adults and/or assist families in the food pantry
013 — PH: UM Hospital – Volunteer in various medical departments
014 — PH: Unified HIV Health & Beyond – Support HIV prevention, education, & advocacy
015 — PH: Shelter Association of Washtenaw CountyProvide compassionate support at the Delonis Center for individuals experiencing homelessness
016 — PH: Project Healthy Schools Present nutrition & healthy choices workshops to youth
017 — PH: Planned Parenthood – Become involved in community organizing to promote reproductive justice
 

Criminal Justice

018 — CJ: Gus Harrison Prison (Men) – Plan and lead creative writing workshops
019 — CJ: Washtenaw County Jail (Men &Women) – Plan and lead creative writing workshops
020 — CJ: Washtenaw County Jail (Men &Women) – Plan and lead art workshops

 

https://lsa.umich.edu/soc/undergraduates/project-community.html

Course Requirements:

Students enrolled in SOC 225 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly lecture and discussion sections, as well as consistent participation at the designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, along with midterm and final papers.

Class Format:

Project Community's unique design provides opportunities for interconnected and simultaneous learning in the classroom and community. In addition to attending a weekly lecture, students will participate in a discussion section in one of three focus areas:

  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Criminal Justice

Time in class is interactive, and is focused on creating dialogue and discussion about related sociological issues. Students engage in approximately 2-4 hours (time varies by community site) of service in community settings each week. By engaging in ongoing reflection and active learning, students assess personal values, come to better understand themselves, and grow in social responsibility. Students are primarily involved with individuals in the community who experience social inequalities, and learn with, from, and about them.

 

SOC 225 - Project Community
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31383
Open
84
 
-
Tu 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
31384
Open
21
2MCSP Y1
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Ann Arbor Public Schools: Site capacity is 5 students
005 (DIS)
P
31610
Open
21
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Latino Family Services: Site capacity is 2 students
006 (DIS)
P
31611
Open
21
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Mentor2Youth: Site capacity is 2 students
007 (DIS)
P
31612
Open
22
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Jewish Family Services: Site capacity is 4 students
009 (DIS)
P
31614
Open
21
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Avalon Housing: Site capacity is 2 students
011 (DIS)
P
31616
Open
21
3MCSP Y1
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Peace Neighborhood Center: Site capacity is 5 students
012 (DIS)
P
31617
Open
21
3MCSP Y1
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: 826Michigan: Site capacity is 5 students
013 (DIS)
P
31618
Open
18
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: UM Hospital: Site capacity is 5 students
014 (DIS)
P
31619
Open
18
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Unified HIV Health & Beyond: Site capacity is 3 students
015 (DIS)
P
31620
Open
22
2MCSP Y1
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Shelter Association of Washtenaw: Site capacity is 10 students
016 (DIS)
P
31621
Open
22
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Project Healthy Schools: Site capacity is 8 students
017 (DIS)
P
31622
Open
18
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Planned Parenthood: Site capacity is 10 students
018 (DIS)
P
31623
Open
20
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Gus Harrison Prison: Site capacity is 4 students
019 (DIS)
P
31624
Open
20
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Washtenaw County Jail: Site capacity is 8 students
020 (DIS)
P
31625
Open
20
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Washtenaw County Jail: Site capacity is 8 students
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