Students in this Student Originated Studies (SOS) offering will use the summer to conduct academic and participatory research in a topic of their choice related to social justice.
Learning objectives include investigations into class, race and gender informed by readings from one common class text: Diversity, Social Justice , and Inclusive Excellence: Transdisciplinary and Global Perspectives by Asumah and Nagel, and by focused student research. Teaching and learning across significant differences is the underlying goal of this learning community's work. Together we will learn to identify, research, and analyze social justice themes and investigate how to best implement meaningful change.
Seminars on the common text and peer research will form the in-person aspect of our class meetings. Virtual components will include submission of writing drafts, peer-review of those drafts, and research workshops.
Law, public policy, education, nonprofit organizations
4 credit students will finish an annotated bibliography; 8-credit students will finish an annotated bibliography and brief research paper or presentation.