Upcoming Courses

Fall 2020

Service-Learning Courses

EDUC 275V: Human Exceptionalities

The overall objective of this course is to understand the characteristics and needs of students with exceptionalities and their families. Students will also be able to articulate general knowledge of the main concepts and educational theories of special needs populations and recognize the historical development of the field of special education. Students will become familiar with the state and federal laws that address students with disabilities and the implications of these laws.

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

For more information, contact Fran Duvall, PhD, at fduvall@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, PhD

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

Community Engagement Theory Courses

EDUC 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

The overall objective of this course is to understand the characteristics and needs of students with exceptionalities and their families. Students will also be able to articulate general knowledge of the main concepts and educational theories of special needs populations and recognize the historical development of the field of special education. Students will become familiar with the state and federal laws that address students with disabilities and the implications of these laws.

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

For more information, contact Fran Duvall, PhD at fduvall@stetson.edu.

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, PhD, at pcoggins@stetson.edu.

EDUC 370V: Celebrating Diversity

This course considers diversity in film, books and literature. Students will investigate how society has hidden, ignored and celebrated different types of disabilities through reading multiple books. Varying types of disabilities will be explored: impaired mental functioning and developmental delay, autism, depression, schizophrenia, and physical disabilities. Through class discussions and projects, this course also examines historical and contemporary political and ethical issues related to diversity and disability.

For more information, contact Kathy Piechura, PhD, at kpiechur@stetson.edu.

ENSS 310V: Cultural and Political Ecology

This course functions as an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the tensions between economic development and management of natural environments. The course emphasizes the dynamic (dialectical) influences of humans and environment on each other. The concept of nature is questioned through the exploration of various paradigms for understanding the effects of economic development and underdevelopment on natural systems. An international context is stressed.

For more information, contact Tony Abbott, PhD, at tabbott@stetson.edu.

SOBA 209V: Intro to Business Ethics

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, PhD, 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, PhD at sjackson1@stetson.edu.