Academics

Civic Engagement Certificate Alumni Profiles

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

New Course Added – Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump

WRCT250N, Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump. 1:20-4 on Fridays in Downey 208. This semester, David Daley, former editor-in-chief of Salon, will be teaching “Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump.” Daley is the author of Ratf**ked, a national best-seller on the strategy, technology and politics behind Republican redistricting successes during the…

Service-Learning: Climate Change to Neuroplasticity

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. As one form of experiential education, service learning seeks to broaden students’ understanding of course content through activities which are, at the same time, of service to the campus and/or surrounding community. In Fall 2017, two SL classes really…

Spring 2018 Courses in the Center for the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Have you been engaged in community service or political action but have never studied it in a classroom? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! — Introduction to Financial Accounting (ECON 127) Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:50-4:10 pm. In this…

Spring 2018 Service Learning Classes

Want to take a course that takes you out of the classroom? Want to serve the community while also getting a deeper understanding of the field? Take a Service-Learning course in the Spring! Read student experiences. Contact the individual professors or Peggy Carey Best, Director for Service Learning, with any questions.  — Black Middletown Lives:…

The Political Crisis in Catalonia

The Political Crisis in Catalonia The Catalonian drive for independence has met with fierce resistance from the Spanish government in Madrid. Does Catalonia deserve independence? What are the ways that the political standoff can be resolved? These issues will be discussed by Antonio Gonzalez (Romance Languages) and Peter Rutland (Government). Tuesday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm,…

12th annual High School Career Expo

On Thursday, April 27, Wesleyan’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships hosted the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual High School Career Expo. Along with sponsors like Eversource and Pratt & Whitney, Wesleyan and the Chamber welcomed nearly 1200 high school sophomores from 6 different area high schools to the Freeman Athletic Center where they visited tables…

Fall 2017 Service-Learning Courses

Interested in taking a Service-Learning course next year? These courses will be offered in Fall 2017, and more are available in the spring. Contact the individual professors or Peggy Carey Best, Director for Service Learning, with any questions.  — Seminar on Astronomical Pedagogy (ASTR 430)Cross-listed with the Civic Engagement Certificate and the Study of Education…

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

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…