Project Community, in collaboration with the Sociology department, offers SOC 389, a service-learning course. Students combine approximately 4 hours of weekly service in community settings with weekly small-group, student-led seminars. Seminars are interactive, focus on related sociological issues, and provide a time for dialogue, mutual support, planning, and problem-solving.
Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly seminar as well as regular participation at the designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm paper/project, and a final paper/project.
All Students MUST view the section descriptions on the Course Guide website (www.lsa.umich.edu/cg), prior to registering for a SOC 389/Project Community section.
NOTE: All SOC 389 seminars will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.
Over 35 community service settings are available. They include schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, shelters, advocacy agencies, and family care organizations. For details, please see the specific section descriptions on the above website.
Transportation to off-campus service sites is provided to all students and is coordinated through the Project Community office. Please see the website for procedures and regulations around transportation.
A $50 lab fee is charged to all SOC 389 students for program costs.