2020 Community Studies Summer Courses


    Introduction to Community Activism (5 credits)

  • CMMU 10

    Session 2

    Surveys different strategies of community activism including charity, volunteering, labor and community organizing, and recently emerging global activism with goal of demonstrating how certain strategies challenge existing social relations and arrangements while others typically (and often by design) reproduce them. 

    Proposed Instructor - Lani Hanna


  • Media And Social Movements (5 credits)

  • CMMU 20

    Session 1

    From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo, from the Women's March on Washington to the March for Our Lives following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, a new generation of activists is using media to advance social justice goals. From the perspectives of sociology, psychology, and political science, course explores how contemporary activists harness a diverse range of media tools and platforms for social change and how contemporary strategies are rooted in and/or diverge from historical practices of using media to effect social and political change. Defines ''media'' broadly to include social media and legacy media forms, such as radio, television, and print journalism. (General Education Code(s): IM.)

    Proposed Instructor - Rachel Goodman


  • Numbers And Social Justice (5 credits)

  • CMMU 30

    Session 2

    Relates simple lessons of quantitative thinking to topical materials that are accessible and relevant to working for justice and social change. Students learn practical techniques to distinguish credible statistical evidence from misleading statistical claims. (Formerly Numbers for Social Justice.) Enrollment limited to 50. (General Education Code(s): SR.)

    Proposed Instructor - Andrea Steiner


  • Full time Field Study (5 credits)

  • CMMU 105A

    10-Week

    Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): course 102. (Formerly course 198, Independent Field Study.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.) 

    Proposed Instructor - Mary Beth Pudup


  • Full time Field Study (5 credits)

  • CMMU 105B

    10-Week

    Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): course 102. (Formerly course 198, Independent Field Study.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)

    Proposed Instructor - Mary Beth Pudup


  • Full time Field Study (5 credits)

  • CMMU 105C

    10-Week

    Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): course 102. (Formerly course 198, Independent Field Study.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.) 

    Proposed Instructor - Mary Beth Pudup