This class will examine the concept of social problems and many specific social problems that are widely recognized as features of American society. We will analyze the major theoretical explanations of critical social problems, the ideological framework in which those theories are rooted, and the policy implications of these perspectives. We will attempt to assess how and why different actors (e.g. public officials, corporate executives, college professors) define social problems and act on their competing perspectives. Hopefully, the class will assist students in shaping their personal responses to those problems affecting their lives and their communities.(Traditional - Placement)
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What one question or comment did you want to share with Alex Justice today from DCCK that we did not get to address in our session?
Which concurrent session did you attend? How did the students from the Community Engaged Scholarship Couse take up the idea of service and scholarship? What did you learn from them?
Showcase Sessions please answer for each room:
In room 301 which showcase laptop session did you find most compelling from the medical school and why?
In room 302- What did you learn about community engaged research by looking at these ongoing projects? Which method did
you find most effective for community engaged research?
In room 308- In the Human Service and Social Justice showcase which presentation best addressed a Social Justice issue that you were unaware of? Were you compelled to act/learn more about the issue because of what you saw if so what will you do?
Professor Squires mentioned that you could get extra credit by attending the symposium which is helpful if you'd like extra credit-or need it because you've missed a class. The link to RSVP is here https://givepul.se/5dn7dq just click and register-we'll have a check in for you to do when you arrive and Dr. Squires will be able to see it on the course page so you'll get the credit awarded. Note that the symposium begins during your last class so please click "no" that you won't be attending the lunch and "no" you won't be presenting. You'll click "yes" that you are attending for class credit and then list the course SOCY 2105 and then type in Prof. Squires name.
When you arrive we can link your registration with your attendance-just walk over when class is complete on the 9th. There are 5 afternoon sessions to choose from and you can attend any that you would like. They start at 2:30 and end at 3:30. Hope to see many of you there.
Also a reminder-if you haven't logged your service hours yet you need to do so-don't wait until the end of the semester. Also check out the "affiliates" tiles on your course page here https://givepul.se/py21lz if you still need a place to serve there are great organizations listed there with lots of opportunities to get involved. Let me know if you need any help!
1. Before you serve-be sure to fill out the service waiver here so far only 10 people in the class have completed this. Takes only a few seconds but it’s important to be safe while serving! The link is here https://gwserves.givepulse.com/survey/take/wq9uJGH00MH7Ju7oCCVe
Second if you Have questions about how to find a service site and how to start working with a community partner? Check out the 2019-2020 student guide to Community Engaged Scholarship in your documents folder on your class site just click the documents tab. The guide covers how to call an organization about serving, a checklist before and during service and how to tie service to class assignments. Still looking for a community partner? Two places to look. First look on your class page here https://givepul.se/py21lz scroll down and you'll see the "affiliates" for your course-all places that Dr. Squires has approved and where students served last year. Click on their tiles to learn more about them and get contact information. Don't like those sites or they don't work with your schedule? More opportunities for service on GWServes at this link https://gwserves.givepulse.com/group/affiliates/128546
Have questions about getting ready to serve or how to start? Check out the student guide to service here: https://serve.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs2966/f/downloads/Student%20Guide%20to%20CES%20AY%2019-20.pdf