Spring 2011 Courses
Community service is a requirement for all courses
Rose Hill Courses
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 11182-PSYC-2900-R01
PROFESSOR ANNUNZIATO, TF 10-11:15 AM
Abnormal Psychology focuses on identifying, describing, explaining and treating mental illness. Students would be taught to generally use the techniques presented in class to better understand the population(s) served at their sites rather than to specifically look for examples of abnormal behavior. For example, the importance of establishing rapport in generating successful therapy outcomes is addressed in the course. Students would be encouraged to share how they are learning to establish rapport at their respective sites. Cultural differences in behavior and emotional expression is another important theme of the course that could nicely be illustrated by students’ service-learning experience. In the event that students did observe instances of mental illness at their site, this could be processed and discussed in class as well.
COMMUNITY SERVICE and SOCIETY ACTION 11063-SOCI-4970-R01
PROFESSOR RODRIGUEZ, MR 4-5:15 PM @ RH
This Senior Values Seminar explores the student’s long-term involvement in and commitment to community service and social justice. Students will be expected to participate for a minimum of three hours per week in a community service or social action project while taking this course. By seeing the vulnerable people that you serve as your teachers, you will be asked to reflect on your service experiences to further understand the meaning of the novels and sociological works assigned for the course. At the same time, you will use these readings to give additional meaning to your service experiences. Ultimately, we will use these two types of learning to explore how you can integrate community and public involvement with your career and personal objectives.
FAITH AND CRITICAL REASON, 11113-THEO-1000-R18
PROFESSOR CAMOSY- MR 8:30-9:45 AM @ RH
Many more beliefs which we have and decisions that we make are based on faith than one might commonly suppose—whether one is explicitly religious or not. This course attempts to look at two aspects in particular: the ‘object’ of faith (God or other source of one’s ultimate concern) the ‘life’ of faith (how one makes choices directed toward one’s source of ultimate concern). Particular emphasis will be given to the Roman Catholic traditions with regard to these issues, but in true Jesuit style the course will also demand critical thinking by carefully considering articulate views which call Church teaching into serious question. Because the ‘life’ of faith (especially in a Catholic context) cannot be disconnected from service to the most vulnerable, this course also offers the opportunity to practice the very principles we will study—especially when it comes to concern for populations without basic goods like food, shelter, medical care, and more.
THE PARABLES OF JESUS, 15141-THEO-3220-R01
PROFESSOR PEPPARD, MR 10-11:15 AM @ RH
Through engagement with the parables in the Gospels, students will explore historical, theological, literary, and ethical methods of interpretation. Focused study of the socio-economic conditions of the first century will encourage students to compare the parables’ original meanings with their challenges for us today. Using the parables’ frequent emphasis on the poor and marginalized, students will be able to generate diverse options for serving local communities.
WORKS OF MERCY, WORK FOR JUSTICE, 15736 -THEO-3861-R01
PROFESSOR HINZE, MR 11:30AM -12:45PM @ RH
This Eloquentia Perfecta 3 course offers students an opportunity to develop their writing and public speaking skills by engaging critical debates in society about the ways people strive to make a living and flourish under difficult circumstances. Participants will explore the diversity of practices of charitable activities (works of mercy) and organized advocacy for social change (work for justice) pursued by individuals, religious communities, and voluntary associations in the Bronx and in New York metropolitan area. This is a practice-based approach to theology that requires three hours a week of involvement in an organization in the Bronx.
LIncoln Center Course
CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 15247-PSYCH-4820 -L01
PROFESSOR GLENWICK- MR 2:30-3:45 PM @ LC
This Service Integrated course provides an overview of the descriptive characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of the primary psychological and behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence. A fieldwork component of 3 hours per week offers supervised experience in settings serving children with problems and enables students to acquire firsthand experience regarding the issues and systems concerning these children and their families. All 18 students are required to complete 30 hours by the end of the semester in partnership with one local community-based organization.
COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, 1009- PSYCH -4810 L01
PROFESSOR GLENWICK- MR 10:00-11:15 AM @ LC
This course focuses on the prevention of psychological disorders and the promotion of wellness across the life span. Topics covered include stress, coping, and social support; risk and protective factors for adjustment and maladjustment; empowering disenfranchised groups; developing and evaluating prevention and early intervention programs; and facilitating social change and responsive community organizations. A fieldwork component (3 hours per week) in a community-based organization (e.g., social service, educational, health) is integrated with class discussion and enables students to apply course concepts to human service systems and gain firsthand knowledge of the relevant issues.
FAITH THAT IMAGINES JUSTICE, 15568 - THEO-4020- L01
PROFESSOR O’CONNELL- TF 1:00-2:15 PM @ LC
This senior values course explores the relationship between the arts/encounters with beauty and justice or what it means to live in right relationship with God, self and others. We will consider the arts as creating new approaches to long-standing injustices, from urban poverty and environmental degradation to criminal justice and war, and discover new ways in which people use the arts in order to build just relationships with each other and the earth. We will explore the central components of contemporary theories of justice as they have been experienced, articulated and practiced by artists or those with a sensitivity to the mystery of beauty. Students will be placed with community partners who use the arts in their missions to address a variety of social injustices facing marginalized New Yorkers.
Service- Learning Interdisciplinary Seminar
Service-Learning Interdisciplinary Seminar, serv-0099
Connect with Professor and course of your choice @ RH or LC
Offered each semester, students independently make the connection between a course in which they are enrolled and their work in the community. Students complete 30 hours of service, attend a series of 5 seminars with the Service-Learning Program, and write 2 integrative essays, earning one additional credit for their course. Faculty serve as mentors to students connecting the Interdisciplinary Seminar to their class.
Previous Service-learning Courses
Since its inception in Spring 2008, the Dean’s New Course Initiative (NCI) has seen the development of the following 27 service-integrated courses, which employ community- based work to enhance student engagement with course material:
Carey Kasten – Spanish and New York City (Modern Languages, RH)
Vivian Mahieux – Spanish and New York City (Modern Languages, LC)
Orlando Rodriguez – Introduction to Sociology (Sociology & Anthropology, RH)
Joachim Rennstich – Global Governance (Political Science, LC)
Brad Hinze – Faith and Critical Reason, Religion in Public Life (Theology, RH)
Jude Jones – Process Philosophy (Philosophy, RH)
Heather Gautney – Politics in Film (Sociology and Anthropology, LC)
Chris Morret – Introduction to Sociology (Sociology and Anthropology, LC)
Al Auster – Films of Moral Struggle (Communications and Media Studies, LC)
Anne Hoffman – Feminist Theory in Intercultural Perspective (LC)
JoAnna Isaak – Art and Ecology (Music and Art History, RH)
Carina Ray – The African City (History, RH)
Karina Hogan – The Prophets (Theology, LC)
Janis Barry – World Poverty (Economics, LC)
Maureen O’Connell – Art and Christian Values (Theology, LC)
John Davenport – Philosophical Ethics (Philosophy, LC)
Daniel Soyer – New York City Politics (History, RH)
Costas Panagopolous – Municipal Elections (Political Science, RH)
Rachel Annunziato – Abnormal Psychology (Psychology, RH)
Jeff Flynn – Intro to Peace & Justice/Political Philosophy (Philosophy RH)
Michael Peppard – The Parables of Jesus (Theology, RH)
John Van Buren – Environmental Ethics (Environmental Studies, RH)
Charlie Camosy – Moral Aspects of Medicine (Theology, RH)
Fred Wertz – Practicum in Psychology (Psychology, LC)
Jeannine Hill Fletcher – Faith and Critical Reason (Theology, RH)
Jeannine Hill Fletcher – Religion in the Modern World (Honors Program, RH)
Joachim Rennstich – Global Political Economy (Political Science, LC)
To learn more about Service-Learning, contact
Faculty Director: Jeannine Hill Fletcher- firstname.lastname@example.org
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