Project Community, (http://www.ginsberg.umich.edu/pc) 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 (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/cg), prior to registering for a SOC 389/Project Community section.
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.
Take Soc 325- be a Soc 389 Peer Facilitator
Accepting Applications Now!!
Want to Learn Facilitation Skills? Want to Dive into Social Justice Issues? Have experience with Service Learning?
We’re looking for outstanding students that have demonstrated some or all of the following attributes:
~A participatory, positive attitude and passion in previous community service or social justice environments.
~ An ability to take the initiative to go above and beyond the stated responsibilities of a role and to inspire others to reach new heights as well.
~ Professionalism and maturity.
~ Facilitation skills and analytical skills from a sociological perspective.
~ Awareness of and comfort in discussing privilege and oppression.
Get an Application online at (http://www.ginsberg.umich.edu/pc/peer_facilitator.html) or on the 3rd floor of the Ginsberg Center.