ECON 465: Economic Development
Dr. Geetha Vaidyanathan, Economics
This course discusses the problems faced by the poor in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and other such regions in the world. Poverty, income inequality, human development, health and education issues, migration, population, underdeveloped capital markets and the consequences for economic growth are some of the topics covered in the course. Students will volunteer with local community organizations addressing these issues.
HPM 330: Health Organization Leadership
Dr. Chris Shea, Health Policy and Management
This course is an introduction to organization and management studies from a systems perspective. The overall goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the many factors that affect organizational performance and to develop the ability to apply this knowledge for the purpose of improving the performance of organizations they work in. Students will volunteer in teams with local health organizations.
HIST 234: Lumbee History
Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, History
Students in this course learn about the academic and community debates about Lumbee history, and the primary issues involved in researching Lumbee history and culture. In addition, students will learn descriptive and interpretive skills and apply them to collaborative research with other students and experts from the Lumbee community. Students will volunteer through these research efforts with specific community organizations in Pembroke, N.C..
HIST 671: Introduction to Public History
Dr. Anne Whisnant, Historys
This course introduces the theory, politics, and practice of historical work conducted in public venues (museums, historic sites, national parks, government agencies, archives), directed at public audiences, or addressed to public issues. Students contribute service through historical research for state and national parks or institutions.
SOCI 414: The City and Urbanization
Dr. Kyle Crowder, Sociology
This course introduces current arguments about the nature of urban problems and the processes of community development. Students develop the ability to critically assess the philosophical basis and implications of various theoretical perspectives and explanations related to contemporary urban and community issues. They volunteer with a variety of organizations addressing urban issues and community development.
$1, 500 Mini-Grant Recipients
ENGL 102: Environments, Community Issues, Academic Writing
Ms. Lauren Cameron, English and Comparative Literature
This course provides students with different ways of knowing by informing classroom pedagogy with the field of ecocomposition. It will merge the perspectives of disciplines that student discourse with those disciplines that study the environment. Students will draw upon service with local environmental organizations to inform classroom writing in a variety of academic modes and use their student of environmental discourse communities to better their service engagement with community partners.
NURS 437: Advanced Practicum in Nursing: Student Health Action Coalition
Dr. Chris Harlan, Nursing
This course develops and extends the knowledge related to service-learning and its application to the practice of nursing and health care within the context of interprofessional care. Students will individually negotiate a mentored experience with a faculty member to participate in the course with Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) activities.
SOCI 397: Service-Learning for SOCI 422: Sociology of Health and Mental Illness
Ms. Alexis Silver, Sociology
This course is offered as a means to enhance the information read and discussed in SOCI 422: Sociology of Health and Mental Illness. Drawing from a sociological perspective, students will participate in service positions in the field of health and mental illness to gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for these issues.