So you want to change the world? This class will get you into the community to explore how organizations and practitioners (including many Guilford alums) are addressing significant social and ethical concerns. You will develop a portfolio of understanding that will help you seek change in ways consistent both with your own values and the lens of principled problem solving. Focus issues for this class include sustainability, incarceration, education, and community building.
This course provides a unique means of exploring the impact of economic class on oneself and society. As investigators using "hands-on" and experiential learning techniques, you will examine the hidden rules of society, the effect of normalization on social issues, define what constitutes stability in America, and build resources and skills that will empower you to build your own social capital and relationships of mutual respect. Costs: $500, and housing/meals according to policies. Satisfies the social justice/environmental responsibility requirement.
Legendary surfer Dorian Paskowitz said, “Surfing re-creates you. “ So does your education. This course will give you an opportunity to learn to surf; we’ll use a collection of primary sources and academic research as lenses for viewing many problematic histories and contemporary challenges while also reflecting on your education. Indigenous culture, colonialism, segregation, technological history, gender and race relations, and sustainability are just a few of the concepts we’ll wrestle with as we immerse our minds and bodies in this challenging experience. Estimated cost: $3,260 plus airfare. Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, historical perspectives, 88 credits. Fulfills IDS requirement.