Academics

CSPL courses you didn’t know existed (but that you should take)

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This spring, the Center for the Study of Public Life (CSPL) is showcasing several classes taught by some exciting and unusual visitors, in addition to the usual lineup of wonderful Wesleyan professors. Read on to find a potential class to add as you embark on pre-reg! Group Psychology in Politics: Local, State, and National Perspectives…

Spring 2017 Service-Learning Courses

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Working on your pre-reg list? Want the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom through meaningful community service, in addition to guided instruction with peers in the classroom? Consider enrolling in a service-learning course! As a reminder, all service-learning courses may count towards the Civic Engagement Certificate. — Living in a Polluted World (ENVS 361)…

Teaching Music to Children in Local Schools (MUSC463)

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Looking for that elusive fourth class to round out your schedule this year? Check out “Teaching Music to Children in Local Schools” (MUSC463), a service-learning course also cross-listed with the Civic Engagement Certificate and the Study of Education Certificate. Professor David Nelson, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Music Department, writes in: Music 463 (Teaching Music to…

Exploring Factors for High School Success in Middletown

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Rob Rosenthal teaches a course called the Community Research Seminar, which incorporates theory and a large research project that supports a community initiative. Community partners, such as local nonprofits or agencies, submit proposals for research that would help them do their work more efficiently or effectively. This service-learning course is a unique opportunity to turn…

The Effects of Eviction on People in Middlesex County

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Rob Rosenthal teaches a course called the Community Research Seminar, which incorporates theory and a large research project that supports a community initiative. Community partners, such as local nonprofits or agencies, submit proposals for research that would help them do their work more efficiently or effectively. This service-learning course is a unique opportunity to turn…

Engaged Scholarship: Patricia M. Rodriguez Mosquera

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The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public life supports engaged scholarship on and off the Wesleyan campus. We define “Engaged Scholarship” as partnerships of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, creative activity, and public knowledge; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens;…

Service in Student Forums

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The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life supports the integration of academic study and civic engagement through service-learning courses, the nonprofit board residency program, the collaborative cluster, academic fellowships, and the engaged scholarship of faculty. But this work is happening outside of Allbritton, too! For this post, I collected stories from a few…

Nonprofit Board Residency for Students

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The Nonprofit Board Residency program is a .5 credit course that provides an opportunity for Wesleyan students to learn about the nonprofit sector and work closely with a local Nonprofit Board of Directors.  Students will attend board meetings and actively participate in a committee of the board while completing a project identified by the organization.…

New York Union Semester

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Live in New York City. Defend workers’ rights. Get paid and earn college credits.   New York Union Semester is full-time semester-long program that combines rigorous academic study with first-hand experience within the labor movement. As interns, students learn hands-on how unions and labor organizations fight for workers’ rights by contributing to the movement themselves.…

Spring ’16 Service Learning Courses

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There are many great opportunities to engage in public life and service through your academics at Wesleyan. Here are a few courses that still have openings available for this spring, including the service-learning classes in early childhood education and architecture, and a quarter-credit class taught by Patricelli Center director Makaela Kingsley. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship CSPL 262, Kingsley,Makaela…