SOC 225 - Project Community: Sociology in Action
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Other:
CBL, Experiential
Consent:
With permission of department.
Cost:
50-100
Lab Fee:
100.00
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 not be repeated for credit.
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, FAQs, the override request form, and all other details can be found at: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/projectcommunity/

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, health clinics, correctional facilities, social services agencies, advocacy centers, and other community organizations in Southeast Michigan.

Access to transportation for off-campus community sites is available through the CEAL Ride Program. A $100 lab fee is charged to all SOC 225 students for program costs.


 

Focus Areas and Community Sites for Winter 2019:

Education

002 — ED: Ann Arbor Public Schools– Work with elementary school students in the classroom
003 — ED: Brilliant Detroit– Provide literacy and educational programs in Detroit neighborhoods
005 — ED: Latino Family Services– Help 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 (Counts for the SHM Subplan & Minor)

007 — PH: Jewish Family Services– Provide medical appointment accompaniment for older adults (override required)
014 — PH: Unified HIV Health & Beyond– Support HIV prevention, education, & advocacy
015 — PH: Shelter Association of Washtenaw County/Food Gatherers– Provide compassionate support at the Delonis Center for individuals experiencing homelessness and/or address food insecurity with the Food Gatherers
016 — PH: Project Healthy Schools– Present nutrition & healthy choices workshops to youth

 

Criminal Justice (Counts for the LJSC Subplan & Minor)

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

For more information, visit the Project Community website or email pcinfo@umich.edu


 

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:

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 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.

SOC 225 - Project Community: Sociology in Action
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28711
Open
26
 
-
Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
28712
Closed
0
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Ann Arbor Public Schools
003 (DIS)
P
33606
Open
3
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Brilliant Detroit
005 (DIS)
P
28883
Closed
0
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Latino Family Services
006 (DIS)
P
28884
Open
3
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Mentor2Youth
007 (DIS)
P
28885
Open
6
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Jewish Family Services
009 (DIS)
P
28886
Open
12
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Avalon Housing
011 (DIS)
P
28887
Open
12
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Peace Neighborhood Center
012 (DIS)
P
28888
Open
12
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: 826Michigan
014 (DIS)
P
28890
Closed
0
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Unified HIV Health & Beyond
015 (DIS)
P
28891
Open
6
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Shelter Association of Washtenaw
016 (DIS)
P
28892
Closed
0
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Project Healthy Schools
018 (DIS)
P
28894
Closed
0
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Gus Harrison Prison
019 (DIS)
P
28895
Open
1
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Washtenaw County Jail - Creative Writing
020 (DIS)
P
28896
Closed
0
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Washtenaw County Jail - Art
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