Student Originated Studies: Making a Difference/Doing Social Change
NEW! Last Updated: 02/26/2010
Faculty: Lawrence Mosqueda Political Economy and Social Change
Faculty Signature Required: Faculty will assess college-level writing skills and degree of interest in social change organizations. Students must submit a plan for working with a social change group before the quarter starts. Contact faculty for more details. Interviews will be conducted in February, before the March academic fair. To set up an interview call 360-867-6513. Students will be informed of their acceptance at the Academic Fair. Transfer students may e-mail Larry Mosqueda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major areas of study include Community Organizing, Theories of Social and Political Change, Social Movements
Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, transfer students welcome; at least one full year of college with programs such as Political Economy and Social Change, sociology or community work and demonstrated work in a social change organization.
Even a casual observation of society indicates that serious social change is necessary. The question is: What are the most effective ways to make a significant change that will be long lasting and sustainable?
In this group contract, students will not only study methods of change, but also participate in local, regional, national or international groups that are making a difference, and have significant promise of continuing to do so in the future. Students will determine the area where they wish to work, and come together to study theories of social change and test those theories in their work throughout the quarter. Our seminars will examine not only the readings for the week, but also the work each of us is engaged in for the quarter.
Credits: 16 per quarter
Internship Possibilities: Depends on Individual Project
Special Expenses: Depends on Individual Project
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in political science, law, education, government, community organizing.
Planning Units: Society, Politics, Behavior and Change