Fall 2018 Community Partnership Courses
Economics of Entrepreneurship CP (ECON131 PO-01)
Entrepreneurs are critical to the growth of an economy. This course explores the determinants and consequences of entrepreneurship, including differences in challenges faced by gender and race, impact on economic growth, sources of finance and implications for job creation. We also contrast the implications of and challenges to entrepreneurship across countries. This is a community partnership course and will involve interviewing new and small businesses in the local area. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: ECON051 PO and ECON052 PO.
Community Engagement Tennis CP (PE 077E PO-01)
This course is offered in cooperation with the Draper Center. Students learn how to play tennis and how to teach the sport to elementary age students over first 3 weeks of the semester, then are assigned to direct an after school tennis program at a local elementary school for the remaining 8-9 weeks. Students gain valuable lessons in group management, social engagement, and multicultural understanding. Prior knowledge of tennis is not necessary, but a love of working with kids is mandatory. P/NC only. May be repeated for credit.
Community Engagement Lacrosse CP (PE 080 PO-01)
This course is offered in cooperation with the Draper Center. Students learn how to play lacrosse and how to teach the sport to elementary age students over first 3 weeks of the semester, then are assigned to direct an after school lacrosse program at a local elementary school for the remaining 8-9 weeks. Students gain valuable lessons in group management, social engagement, and multicultural understanding. Prior knowledge of lacrosse is not necessary, but a love of working with kids is mandatory. May be repeated for credit.
Religion, Ethics & Social Practice CP (RLST155 PO-01)
Through direct experience, related readings, structured reflection and intergenerational discussion this course seeks to develop informed responses to the following questions: What are the religious, ethical and/or simply humane elements that motivate and sustain our social practice? How does our present commitment to justice become a lifelong vocation of participation and leadership in effective social change? How does our own personal development foster or inhibit our capacity to deal effectively with injustice? To what extent do factors such as class, gender and ethnicity determine our assumptions about the human condition and our own role in society? We will address these questions in an intergenerational partnership of faculty and students from The Claremont Colleges, residents of Pilgrim Place (a retirement community where many have devoted a lifetime to service and/or social change agency) and other Elders similarly committed to social justice. This fertile mix of differing age perspectives, diverse experiences and our work together will culminate in undergraduate proposals for a three to nine month project of social change in the U.S. or abroad.
Prison Punishment Redemption CP (RLST181 PO-01)
This course will explore ideologies of punishment and redemption in relation to the prison industrial complex. We will critique and redefine themes of redemption, correction, debt, virtue, shame, guilt, purity, atonement, damnation, hell and conversion as they influence, infuse and complicate popular understanding of prison, policy development and lived experience of prison. We will be analyzing religious teaching, literature, media, pop culture, policy, political discourse and art. The approach taken will be interdisciplinary with intersectional analysis that includes race, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age, mobility, literacy, education, nationality. Six times in the semester students will take part in a writing workshop in the prison California Institute for Women. Letter grade only. Previously offered as GWS 181 PO.
Theatre for Young Audiences CP (THEA061 PO-01)
A practicum-based examination of the theories and practice of creating dramatic work for young audiences. Working with local school groups, participants develop a script and mount a production for performances on campus and/or in a school setting. Prior theatre experience is desirable but not required.