Social/Behavioral Science Exploration
Community Engaged Learning
In this course, we will draw from a wide variety of texts to critically examine and reflect on the social, political, economic, and historic context of young people's lives. We will pay particular attention to the ways that young people's lives are shaped by their gender, race, class, sexuality, gender identity, immigration status, and abilities. We will read, use, and think critically about social science theory, methods, and research findings, and apply this learning to a community engaged learning project. In this project you will facilitate workshops with kids participating in afterschool programming at Neighborhood House. With them, we will critically examine and work to thoughtfully respond to inequities, challenges, and opportunities that the kids face in their daily lives.