Jerelyn A. Resnick
B CUSP 115
Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective, continues to build creative and critical skills, and focuses on the relationship between the individual and society. Offered: W.
In this course, we will explore approaches currently being used to produce directed social change, such as microcredit, community partnerships, alternate economies and social entrepreneurship. We will begin with an examination of local and global poverty, and then students will identify an area of change for further research. This course will help you explore how you can bring about social change.
Student learning goals
Critically explore approaches to addressing selected social problems
Analyze how social change occurs, for both individuals and communities
Identify personal strengths, values, and interests and how you might engage with a social change project
Continue to work on interdisciplinary learning, writing and the CUSP goals of Critical and Creative Inquiry and Ethics and Social Responsibility
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading