AMCULT 321 - Detroit Initiative
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Community Research
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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CBL, Experiential
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
A total of six credits of PSYCH letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology major. PSYCH 325 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the Psychology major. No more than 6 credits of directed readings/internships may be counted toward the American Culture major.
May be elected three times for credit.
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This course is an experiential field course and in addition to class time, students will engage in 2-4 hours/week of community service. Students are assigned to work with community-based organizations on projects to improve the well-being of residents of Detroit.

Projects can involve such activities as tutoring, developing outreach activities, assisting in child care settings or senior centers, and working in community education projects. Class time will be used to reflect on community service, discuss current issues in the city of Detroit, and to have dialogue around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Internships are supervised by the instructor and program staff.

REQUIRED: CODE OF CONDUCT TRAINING MODULE: the University of Michigan requires that all students enrolled in a course that attends a site where minors are present, complete the Code of Conduct (COC) module through the Children on Campus program. This needs to be completed prior to the first site visit. Since students often, do not know their site until the second week of class, we ask that you complete this module no later than Friday of the first week of class. Students are required to forward the completion email or email a copy of their certificate to: See below for the sections for which this is required.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Many site placements interact with minors and the University of Michigan requires that all students enrolled in these sections pass a background check BEFORE they will be allowed to interact with minors at the site. Most sites perform the background checks during the orientation process, including a Department of Human Services (DHS) clearance required by the sites.

TB TEST & FLU VACCINATIONS: Many site placements require students to obtain a TB test with negative results prior to attending site. Most sites will accept results less than one year old and which covers the entire time the student will be at the site. Plan to bring a copy of the letter with you the first time you go to the site. A Flu Vaccination may also be required based on the site assigned.

NOTE: The TB test and Flu Vaccination fees are not covered by the course or the University of Michigan. You may have them done through your own health care provider. TB tests range in price depending on provider. See Testing Sites for more information: Flu Vaccinations are typically free at UMHS, CVS, Kroger locations etc...

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AMCULT 321 - Detroit Initiative
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001 (LAB)
 In Person
7Enrollment Management
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/31/20 - 12/8/20

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