Fall 2019

Dominican Service-Learning Courses for Fall 2019

Undergraduate

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Type SL: (with colon) into the Keywords field to get a current list of classes

  • CASC 3400: SL: Theory/Practice: Community Action/Social Change
  • CMS 3601: SL: Public Relations & Marketing
  • EC 1000.2/5/7/11: SL: Effective Communication
  • EC 2000.2: SL: Effective Communication
  • ENGL 3016: SL: Shakespeare & Social Justice
  • HCS 1102.1/2: SL: Cultural Anthropology
  • HONO 1101.1/2: SL: Reading Popular Media
  • HONO 3192: SL: World Religion
  • HONO 3301: SL: Community Engaged Art
  • PHIL 3109: SL: Ethics in Healthcare
  • PHIL 3520: SL: Self, Community, & Ethical Action
  • SPAN 3201.1: SL: Advanced Composition & Conversation
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HONO 3192: World Religions

Instructor: George Faithful
M W | 4:10-5:50 PM
A study of various traditions of answering humankind's enduring questions about what might be “really real.” The course will survey the world's dominant religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism), accenting both their commonalities and their distinctiveness.

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HONO 3301: Community Engaged Art

Instructor: Lynn Sondag
M W | 4:10-6:50 PM - This course introduces students to the concepts and craft of community-engaged art. In their assignments students will think critically and creatively about how art intersects with community concerns. The creative process will serve as an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to explore ideas, collaborate with others, and hone a unique and impactful artistic statement. Ultimately the class will produce a work of art with and for the community, which addresses locally relevant sustainability or social justice issues.

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ENGL 3016: Shakespeare & Social Justice

Instructor: Perry Guevara
M W | 2:20-4:00 PM - Shakespeare for Social Justice is a distinctive curricular partnership with the Marin Shakespeare Company that bridges the study of literature with the restorative practices of theater to foster community-engaged learning and to affect social change through the performing arts. Specifically, students explore issues of social justice, especially at the intersection of race, class, and gender, in Shakespeare’s plays in an effort to bring the healing power of literature to incarcerated men and women in the California prison system.

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SPAN 3201: Adv. Composition & Conversation

Instructor: Radica Ostojic-Portello
F | 12:30-3:10 PM - This course will provide students with a unique opportunity to gain command of spoken and written Spanish. It emphasizes the refinement of previously acquired language skills, requiring a high degree of proficiency and mastery level in both written and oral Spanish. Students will have an opportunity to utilize and practice language skills while serving in the community.  

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CMS 3601 | Public Relations and Marketing

Instructor: Brad Van Alstyne
M W | 10:50-12:00 PM - Study of the basic public relations process and development of the skills necessary to orchestrate and execute a persuasive campaign. Close examination of public relations tasks to emphasize the skill of writing clear and intriguing copy for news releases, choosing media outlets that target the appropriate audience, persuading media outlets to grant media exposure, grooming the client, and controlling negative publicity.

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EC 1000.5/7/11 | Effective Communication

Instructor(s): Matt Davis, Thomas Burke
T R | 10:50-12:30 PM / 2:00-3:40 PM (Prof Davis), 3:50-5:30 PM (Prof Burke) - This course provides essential training in analyzing and creating poly-modal forms of written, oral, digital, and visual communication. Students learn to effectively critique communicative works and to engage the process of drafting, feedback, and revision in order to produce their own well-designed, carefully researched written texts, oral presentations, and visual communications (including the digital portfolio and an academic essay) for different potential audiences. Emphasizing the conventions of reflective and critical modes of writing and speaking, this course prepares students for communicative success in their college careers and beyond.

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EC 2000.2 | Effective Communication

Instructor: Brad Van Alstyne
T R | 9:00-10:40 AM Emphasis on critical thinking through research, evaluating source material, and synthesizing concepts for advanced argumentative rhetoric. Through engagement with scholarly texts and revision of their own work, students create persuasive rhetorics (oral, visual, and written) crafted from logic, evidence, study, and synthesis - applying appropriate citation, documentation, form, and medium. Prerequisite: EC 1000 or HONO 1100.

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HCS 1102.1/2: Cultural Anthropology

Instructor(s): Jennifer Lucko & Lindsey Dean
T R | 10:50-12:30 PM (Sec 1/Lucko) or 3:50-5:30 PM (Sec 2/Dean) - The study of society, culture, and personality from a cross­-cultural perspective. Introduces students to a comparative study of the fundamental constructs of culture, social organization, and relations: kinship, religion, and belief systems, cultural transmission, social control and racism, environment, and social change.

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PHIL 3520: Self, Community & Ethical Action

Instructor: Julia van der Ryn
W | 4:10-6:50 PM - This course examines traditional and contemporary movements in ethical theory regarding questions of selfhood, authentic relation to others, and ethical action.  We will delve into a range of philosophical thought in this exploration the connection between ethics, personal autonomy and sense of meaning, and our responsibility to and interdependence on others.

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HONO 1100.1/2: EC: Reading Popular Media  

Instructor: Amy Wong, Sec 1: T R | 9:00-10:40 AM , Sec 2: M W | 2:20-4:00 PM
Reading Popular Media provides students with advanced polymodal training in analyzing and creating diverse forms of written, oral, digital, and visual communication. Students learn to effectively critique and evaluate popular media texts and objects, and to rigorously engage the process of drafting, feedback, and revision in order to produce their own well-designed, carefully researched written texts, oral presentations, and visual communications for different audiences and purposes. With an emphasis on present day, contextual communications and in-depth mastery of reflective, critical, and academic modes of writing and discourse, this course prepares students for communicative success in their college careers and beyond.

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CASC 3400: Theory & Practice: Community Action & Social Change

Instructor: Emily Wu
T | 6:00-8:40 PM - This course provides foundational frameworks for analyzing oppression, power and privilege. Through readings, social engagement and case studies, students examine larger contexts and structures that impact individuals and diverse communities. Students learn about key theories in community engagement literature and participate directly with community to build civic skills and learn about social advocacy from local leaders. Students reflect on their own identities and civic roles in the larger society.


 

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PHIL 3109: Ethics in Healthcare

Instructor: George Faithful
M W | 12:30-2:10 PM - An introduction to ethical theory in Western philosophy followed by an investigation of contemporary ethical problems drawn from the field of health care, e.g., scarce resource allotment, genetic intervention, control, and research, dilemmas in nursing, medical paternalism, AIDS issues, reproductive control, abortion, euthanasia.