Upcoming Courses

Spring 2020

Service-Learning Courses

ACCT 402: Federal Taxation of Entities

This course will give students a better understanding about the several different types of diverse entities (regular corporations, S corporations, partnerships, tax-exempt entities, and estates and trusts) and also estate and gift tax. Students in this course will incorporate community service into the experiential portion by partnering with a local entity by being a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

For more information, contact Valrie Chambers, Ph.D, at valrie.chambers@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.

FOOD 102: Beginning Practicum for Sustainable Food Production

Beginning Practicum for Sustainable Food Production intends to empower students to address those challenges themselves. Students are asked to take lessons from the required texts and apply them in the context of their community engaged work.

*Food 101 is a pre-requisite to Food 102.

For more information, contact Wendy Anderson, Ph.D. at wanders1@stetson.edu.

Community Engagement Theory Courses

 

ECON 346: Development Economics

Development Economics uses social science methods to address the question of why some countries are poor, while others grow rich. Theoretical and empirical approaches are utilized to analyze economic growth, education, inequality, poverty traps, conflict, democracy and freedom, health, and migration. Current research and data are used to evaluate policies for improving living standards in poor countries.

For more information, contact Khushba Mishra, Ph.D., at kmishra@stetson.edu.

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, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D., at pcoggins@stetson.edu.

PHIL 309V: Feminist Philosophy

This course focuses primarily on gender discrimination, although it also highlights how differences of race, sexuality and culture may intersect with gender experiences. In addition, the course focuses on the proposed solutions of how women can achieve equality and empowerment in a world that seems to challenge their equality. Students will devise a thesis based on class readings that address feminist issues. In this thesis, they will propose solutions to a variety of different feminist issues covered in class.

For more information, contact Melinda Hall, Ph.D, at mchall@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, Ph.D., at jbeasley@stetson.edu.

PUBH 303: Global Health

This course introduces students to the values, concepts and functions of public health applied to solving global health problems. Students will learn how social, economic, political, environmental and cultural factors influence and interact with global health challenges. Students will also learn about the global burden of disease, risk factors and key measures to address the burden of disease in cost-effective ways. With an interdisciplinary focus on low- and middle-incomes countries and the health of the poor, this course will cover key concepts and frameworks in a practical context of global health issues.

For more information, contact Asal Mohamadi Johnson, Ph.D.,M.P.H. at ajohnso2@stetson.edu.