- Health 400-01: Senior Seminar in Health Studies
- Psychology 375-01: Research Methods in Community Psychology
- Spanish 239-01: Spanish for the Health Professional
- FYS 16: Images and Cultures: A Current and Historic Look Through the Lens
- FYS 39: The Promise and Pitfall of the New Economy
- FYS 49: Community Service and Critical Thinking
- SOCI 236-01: Inequalities in the US
- Art and Art History 260: Post Studio Projects
- Environmental Studies 215: Jewish Environmental Ethics
- Environmental Studies 311-03: Energy Justice: People, Politics,
and the Environment
- International Business & Management 300-07: Human Resources
- International Studies 290-03: Energy Justice: People, Politics,
and the Environment
- Judiac Studies 215: Jewish Environmental Ethics
- Psychology 475: Seminar in Community Psychology
- Religion 215: Jewish Environmental Ethics
- Sociology 313: Oral History: Gay Lesbian
- Theatre and Dance 214: Special Topics in Dance: Community
Engagement & Artistic Citizenship
- Women's and Gender Studies 300: Topics in Women's and Gender
FALL 2015 SERVICE LEARNING AND COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH
HEALTH STUDIES 400-01: Senior Seminar in Health Studies
Instructor: David Sarcone
The Senior Seminar in Health Studies is an interdisciplinary, topics driven course, with specific foci dependent upon the specialization(s) of the instructor. Students will survey the relevant literatures of at least two disciplines; identify specific problems or topics; complete a research project based on secondary and/or primary sources; and offer a final presentation of interdisciplinary work (in the forms of academic papers, oral presentations, or some other creative project (including film, narrative, performance, etc.). Prerequisite: 201 and at least two other courses in Health Studies (as accepted by Health Studies Coordinator), or permission of instructor. Normally offered fall semester.
PSYCHOLOGY 371-01: Research Methods in Community Psychology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
This course will emphasize gaining advanced knowledge and skills in the research methodologies of community psychology, answering the question: How does community psychology seek to scientifically understand relationships between environmental conditions and the development of health and well-being of all members of a community? Students will gain and practice skills in consultation and evaluation of programs to facilitate psychological competence and empowerment, and prevent disorder. Specifically, students will: (a) consider ways to assess and be responsive to the needs of people from marginalized populations with diverse socio-cultural, educational, and ethnic backgrounds; (b) become familiar with innovative programs and practices geared towards prevention and empowerment of disenfranchised groups; (c) apply learning (of theory and research strategies) to a problem in the community; and (d) develop skills in collaborating with Carlisle-area community members in identifying, designing, implementing, and interpreting community-based research. Spring 2015 Service-Learning and Community-Based Research Courses.
SPANISH 239-01: Spanish for the Health Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
This is a specialized course emphasizing Spanish language and culture as they relate to health and medicine. The course goal is written and oral communication and cultural fluency as they relate to the delivery of health-care services to Limited-English-Proficient, Hispanic patients. Off-campus volunteer work with native Spanish speakers is required.
Prerequisite: 116 and permission of instructor, or, 200 level placement, or 230. Offered every fall semester.
FYS 16: Images and Cultures: A Current and Historic Look Through the Lens
Instructor: Andrew Bale, Art & Art History
This course will explore how we as a culture are moving away from written and verbal communication and reverting back to a purely image-based society. As a class, we will discuss the importance of the photographic image and how it has shaped our culture since its invention in 1839. Through a variety of readings, students will broaden their understanding of the photographic medium and its power to shape the future. Students will read On Photography by Susan Sontag in which she takes an in-depth look at photographic images and how those images have shaped the way we look at the world and ourselves. We will read Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag. Here she takes a twentieth-century look at how photographs of war and violence change the way we think about images as well as the politics of suffering. For a different perspective, we will read Beauty in Photography by Robert Adams who takes us on a journey in his defense of traditional values within the medium. During the second half of the semester, you and your classmates will embark on a documentary-style, re-photographic survey of the historic Carlisle downtown using the archives at the Cumberland County Historical Society as a starting point. By the end of the semester, we will produce a self-published book of our work.
FYS 39: The Promise and Pitfall of the New Economy
Instructor: Windsor Morgan, Physics & Astronomy
As we are witnessing the advent and extension of the new information and communication revolution, we are facing an uncertain future with both promises and pitfalls. This course will lead students to explore these promises and pitfalls through reading, writing, and research. The chief textbooks include The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee and The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangered Our Future by the economic laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. In addition to reading, summarizing, discussing and debating the key issues raised by these texts, each student is required to conduct a sequenced semester-long research project pertaining to the central concerns of the courses. Students will have two field trips during the semester. One to the Amazon Distribution Center in Carlisle and another to Project Share in Carlisle.
FYS 49: Community Service and Critical Thinking
Instructor: Shalom Staub, Academic Affairs
This seminar is designed for students who have a passion for community service and a desire to learn about the issues facing the Carlisle community. You will spend time working with a local non-profit organization, and meet local leaders who are working to alleviate poverty, reduce homelessness, provide nutritional food to people in need, and mitigate environmental harm to air and water—in short, efforts to build a sustainable local community. At the same time, our seminar will read works that examine and even critique the idea of volunteer service. We will examine the religious and political context of community service, and explore alternative conceptual frameworks like social justice, community organizing and political activism. Finally, we will examine the contemporary call to revitalize the civic purposes of higher education in such recent publications as Democracy’s Education: Public Work, Citizenship, & the Future of Colleges and Universities. This seminar will launch your Dickinson experience as an engaged citizen.
SOCI 236-01: Inequalities in the US
Instructor: Anthony Barnum
This course takes a critical look at the layers of American society that shape, construct, and inhibit the basic pursuit for equality of opportunity. Students will be asked to examine how the three most fundamental elements of social stratification (race, class, gender) function both separately and in tandem to organize systems of inequality. The course uses theoretical and practical applications of stratification to evaluate how social constructions of difference influence the institutions and social policy. Additionally, class discussions will also consider how the forces of racism, sexism, and classism impact the attainment of basic needs, such as wages, health care and housing. Offered every year.
SPRING 2015 SERVICE LEARNING AND COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH
ART AND ART HISTORY 260: Post Studio Project
Instructor: Anthony M. Cervino
Permission of Instructor Required. This special topics class will investigate art making outside the traditional studio or art classroom. Students will devise and execute multiple art projects through individual and collaborative research. Projects may include performances, site-specific interventions and installation-based art, among other non-media specific approaches to making art.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 215: Jewish Environmental Ethics
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 311-03 Energy Justice: People, Politics, and the Environment
Instructor: Heather Bedi
Cross-listed with INST 290-03. This class surveys the energy landscape of our carbon-centered civilization. From the local to the global, we question the social, political, and environmental implications of non-renewable energy resource extraction, transportation, and use. We will examine how energy associated risks and benefits are managed across people and places. The contemporary social and political landscape for global energy demand and extraction provides the foundation for the class. Analysis of individual and university-wide energy consumption will allow for localized reflection on course themes. Drawing from examples in India and the United States, we will explore development and justice considerations associated with natural resource extraction for energy purposes. A review of the social, economic, and health impacts for people directly impacted by energy procurement and transport will provide further lenses to explore justice concerns. Political and scientific efforts to improve the sustainability of energy extraction will also be analyzed. The class is structured to be accessible to students across disciplines.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 300-07: Human Resources Management
Instructor: Steve Riccio
Sustained organizational success is directly related to the effective management of human resources. Leaders widely acknowledge the challenges associated with developing this competency, particularly from a global perspective. This course will examine human resource practices that organizations face regularly while attempting to remain competitive in the current global economy. These include strategic initiatives such as: Human Resource Planning Employment Law Workplace Diversity Employee / Career Development Performance Management Compensation and Benefits Organizational Health and Wellness Global Human Resources This course will be interactive providing students with real-life activities including case studies, assessments, and a variety of application exercises. It is important throughout the course to examine each topic from the perspective of a human resource professional and operational manager. Learning Outcomes After completing all of the required components of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the value of the human resource function within the organizational structure.
2. Recognize how a successful partnership between organizational management and human resources can yield an empowered, motivated workforce.
3. Give examples of harassment and discrimination in the workplace while appreciating the vital role supervisors must exercise within the organization.
4. Compare and contrast human resource management practices in the United States and other countries.
5. Outline techniques that support the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified, well-diverse workforce. 6. Design a compensation model that supports the strategic goals of an organization.
7. Determine appropriate methods to address employee relations issues from both a performance and legal perspective.
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 290-03 Energy Justice: People, Politics, and the Environment
Instructor: Heather Bedi
Cross-listed with ENST 311-03. This class surveys the energy landscape of our carbon-centered civilization. From the local to the global, we question the social, political, and environmental implications of non-renewable energy resource extraction, transportation, and use. We will examine how energy associated risks and benefits are managed across people and places. The contemporary social and political landscape for global energy demand and extraction provides the foundation for the class. Analysis of individual and university-wide energy consumption will allow for localized reflection on course themes. Drawing from examples in India and the United States, we will explore development and justice considerations associated with natural resource extraction for energy purposes. A review of the social, economic, and health impacts for people directly impacted by energy procurement and transport will provide further lenses to explore justice concerns. Political and scientific efforts to improve the sustainability of energy extraction will also be analyzed. The class is structured to be accessible to students across disciplines.
JUDIAC STUDIES 215: Jewish Environmental Ethics
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
PSYCHOLOGY 475: Seminar in Community Psychology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
The practice of community psychology is typically directed toward the design and evaluation of strategies aimed at facilitating empowerment, preventing psychological disorders, and promoting social justice and change. The goal is to optimize the well-being of individuals and communities with innovative and alternative interventions designed in collaboration with affected community members and with other related disciplines inside and outside of psychology. This course is an advanced seminar that focuses in depth on special topics in the field of community psychology. Topics may include substance abuse and addiction, delinquency, stress and coping, prevention vs. intervention, social support, and program consultation and evaluation. Students will develop their understanding of topical issues by reading primary and secondary sources and participating in class discussions and applied exercises.
RELIGION 215: Jewish Environmental Ethics
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
Since the 1960's many writers on environmental issues have blamed our contemporary environmental crises in part on a so-called "Judeo-Christian" worldview, rooted in the Hebrew Bible. Such writers assert that the biblical heritage shared by these two religious traditions, advocates an unhealthy relationship between humanity and nature, one in which human beings are destined to conquer the earth and master it. In this course we will explore Jewish perspectives on nature and the natural world through close readings of biblical and other classical Jewish theology, history and ritual practice, we will also examine the ways in which this motif is re-conceptualized in modern secular contexts (ie, Zionism, and the kibbutz movement). We will conclude by studying contemporary varieties of Jewish environmental advocacy. In addition to texts focused specifically on Judeo-Christian traditions, the syllabus will include other classic works of Environmental ethics foundational to the field of Environmental studies.
SOCIOLOGY 313: Oral History: Gay Lesbian
Instructor: Amy C. Steinbugler/Lonna M. Malmsheimer
Cross-listed with WGST 300-04.This course is focused on collecting and recording the individual life stories of LGBT people in central Pennsylvania during the latter half of the twentieth and the first years of the twenty-first centuries. Life for LGBT Americans has changed substantially over the past 50 years. As recently as the 1960s, gay citizens could be and were arrested, incarcerated, and hospitalized (against their will) as either sick, sinful or criminal. Gays and lesbians were widely seen as a threat to the family, religion and law to the American way of life. This social hatred and fear drove LGBT individuals to suppress their desires and hide their orientation. With the sexual revolution of the sixties and seventies, related movements for both womens and gay liberation developed. LGBT people came out and sought to change not only this ideology, but also the laws and structures that institutionally enforced sexual and gender conformity. In this course, students will be trained in oral history methods and will collect the stories of LGBT residents in our area. These interviews will contribute to the developing archival project that is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania LGBT Center (www.centralpalgbtcenter/lgbt-history-project) and the Dickinson College Archives. In addition to collecting oral histories, students will transcribe their interviews and share their findings in research papers and class presentations. Please note that in addition to scheduled course meetings, students will schedule and conduct off-campus interviews with residents of central Pennsylvania.
THEATRE AND DANCE 214: Special Topics in Dance: Community Engagement and Artistic Citizenship
Instructor: Erin Crawley-Woods
Special Topics in Dance: Community Engagement and Artistic Citizenship is a project-based learning course in which students will seek answers to questions such as: How do the arts affect social change? How do we define community? How can we engage with our community through the arts? Why does it matter? Through theoretical discussion and hands-on scholarship-in-practice, students will examine not only the societal role of the arts, but what we can do as artists to be active local and global citizens.
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES 300: Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
Instructor: Amy C. Steinbugler/Lonna M. Malmsheimer
This course will focus on specialized topics within Women's Studies, such as women and creativity; women and film; health issues for women; global feminism; and feminist theologies.
Prerequisite: one WGST course.