Upcoming Courses

Fall 2018

Service-Learning Courses

EDUC 275V: Human Exceptionalities

*This course only counts as service-learning when taught by Fran Duvall, Ph.D.

ECON 141V: Poverty and Microcredit

This course is for Stetson students interested in poverty and the people it has affected. Students will gain an awareness and understanding of people who have lived in a different situation than that in which they have lived. Students will also gain an understanding of the difficulties people face in trying to make a living and live a life. The service-learning component of this course will be met through interactive workshops with a community partner. The students will benefit from these workshops by helping people as they try to better their economic situation.

*For more information, contact Ranjini Thaver, Ph.D., at rthaver@stetson.edu.

EDUC 302: Improving Reading and Writing Skills in the Middle/Secondary School

The overall course objective is to learn strategies for improving literacy among middle and secondary school youth. Students will demonstrate mastery of these strategies through their field experiences. Students will volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club and are also required to create content literacy lessons and complete one-on-one tutoring sessions using these lesson plans. Students must integrate at least one content area literacy strategy, which has been covered in the class material, into each lesson plan, reflecting an understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy.

*This course only counts when taught by Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D.

For more information, contact Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., at rshankar@stetson.edu.

Community Engagement Theory Courses

245H: Social Foundations of Education

This course examines the historical, philosophical and social forces affecting education today. Students will analyze current issues in education such as access to education, religion in education, student’s rights, curriculum and ethics. The main focus of community engagement in this course, however, is on bullying and how it impacts the community. Students in this course will work to propose solutions to stop bullying and analyze different preventative and responsive initiatives currently undertaken by schools.

For more information, contact Christopher Colwell, Ed.D., at ccolwell@stetson.edu.

EDUC 275V: Human Exceptionalities

EDUC 305V: Cultural Diversity Education

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to sensitively relate in culturally appropriate ways to individuals with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. In this course, students will develop perspectives on cultural diversity that enhance their abilities to analyze contemporary cultural issues and respond to the issues impacting culturally diverse populations. Students will view the film Shadow of Hate and recommend two practical strategies to combat racism, sexism, economic discrimination, prejudices and racial discrimination. They will also discuss the potential benefits for creating a more harmonious and inclusive culture and discuss personal prejudices.

For more information, contact Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., at pcoggins@stetson.edu.

EDUC 370V: Celebrating Diversity: Examining Populations on the Fringe of Society

PUBH 140V: Introduction to Public Health (formerly PUBH 240V)

This course focuses on the many different aspects of public health, such as epidemiology, public policy, environmental issues and safety procedures. In addition, this course highlights the intersection of these various aspects of public health with social inequities, such as the role that race, gender, and socioeconomic status have in regards to one's health. Students will complete the Stetson Public Health Challenge, where they identify a public health issue on campus and demonstrate how to better that issue.

*This course meets either the theory or the service-learning course requirement.

For more information, contact Nicole Porther, Ph.D., at nporther@stetson.edu.

SOBA 209V: The Legal, Social, and Ethical Environment of Business

This course is designed to investigate the broad range of ethical issues that contemporary managers face. From false advertising by local companies to environmental calamities caused by global corporations, students will examine ethical issues in business with the goal of developing an analytical framework for thinking about ethical problems in business. One of the primary learning outcomes for this course is for students to utilize critical thinking skills in confronting ethical issues in the context of business management. Students will be required to complete a Case Analysis, in which they choose a case study included in the course texts and complete a written analysis of their chosen case, where they will identify the ethical issues at stake in the course, describe who is affected by the issue, and propose ways in which the issue can be resolved.

For more information, contact Jim Beasley, Ph.D., at jbeasley@stetson.edu.

SOCI 304S: Social Inequality

This course is designed to enhance students’ understanding of how identity, power and institutions interrelate to produce social inequality. Using the concept of belonging, we will examine how place and social location is used determined by one’s inclusion or exclusion in a social order. Drawing from C. Wright Mills idea that personal troubles are public issues, students will explore various dimensions such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and national of social origin, students will understand how social inequality is organized and experienced in US society. In this course, students will present debates on various issues of social inequalities, in which they propose solutions to current issues.

For more information, contact Sharmaine Jackson, Ph.D., at sjackson1@stetson.edu.

SOCI 375: Medicine and Health in Society