If you would like to use your research skills for the betterment of Middlesex County, apply for the Community Research Seminar, a unique service-learning course in the Sociology department that is returning to Wesleyan this spring:
Interested in taking a course that allows you to make a concrete difference in the Middletown community, in addition to learning about community research methods? Consider applying for the Community Research Seminar, a 1.5 credit course for juniors and seniors of all majors offered this spring with Professor Rob Rosenthal. The Community Research Seminar is an engaging and challenging foray into community research, and allows students to plan and carry out research for organizations throughout Middlesex County. Previous projects include exploring what factors help or hinder welfare recipients’ transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency for the Middlesex County Community Action Group, and assessing what barriers exist between Middletown Police officers and North End residents and possible ideas to address those issues. (See the SOC 316 online archive for more examples of past research projects.)
There will be information sessions on Wednesday, November 12 at 4:30 PM in Allbritton 004 and at 8:30 PM in Allbritton 311. To request an application, contact Caroline Monahan (cmonahan@wes). Applications open November 5 and are due by November 17.