Here is an opportunity for students to earn credits over the summer at Georgetown-financial support is available. This online, summer, variable credit course called Intersections of Social Justice that runs out of the Center for Social Justiceat Georgetown University. The 1, 2, or 3 credit course is administered through our Summer School and thus we seek enrollment from students from other institutions of higher education. The course is an ideal academic complement and supportive community of peers and mentors for your undergraduate students who will be engaged in deep, community-based and/or social justice work throughout this summer. The course uses the online platform CANVAS and is June 4 - July 27, 2018.
Students have been successful in getting course credit towards filling their elective requirement OR for their majors in Peace Studies, Sociology, Culture & Politics, among others. Intersections is approved as a "community-based learning" course at Georgetown, though we often say that it is a "learn service" course, not a service-learning course. Note that the cost per credit is $1,400.
The reflection and coursework attempts to wrap-around students' lived experiences as interns, volunteers, or in work placements and be immediately relevant to students. We find students who have placements that are 12-30 hours/week are most successful in this course. As examples, here is the Google Doc version of the curriculum for Module A1: Conflict Analysis and Mapping created and taught by Dr. Michael Loadenthal and here is the curriculum for Module A2:Cultural Humility in Social Justice created and taught by Amanda Munroe, MA. We can provide the full curriculum to University officials who approve course credit, if necessary. I can assure you it has been presented to every Deans office among other bodies here at Georgetown and gained unanimous approval.
Important Note: There are tuition-based scholarships available - first-come, first-serve basis (not need-based) - for Visiting Students!
Steps for your students to enroll - registration is now open!
1. Fill out the Intersections Google interest form HERE.
2. We review the form, ensure student has appropriate placement set up, and we approve their registration into the course at the number of credits they want. We direct them to register as a Visiting Student for Summer School.
3. Student should fill out THIS SCHOLARSHIP FORM. My understanding is that these scholarships for non-Georgetown students are first-come/first-serve; the scholarship is 1/3 of the tuition cost. A student can appeal (for example, based on need) for coverage for up to 2/3 of the tuition cost.