Courses

Spring 2014

 

INVS 2919/EDU 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools. Taught by Elaina Verveer, M.A

Section 801 meets Mondays 1:00pm - 2:30pm in Education 341

Section 802 meets Mondays 2:55pm - 4:25pm in Education 341

Please contact Elaina Verveer at Verveer@colorado.edu to enroll in this course, or for more information.

Having emerged as a favorite course among CU Boulder undergraduates, INVS/EDU 2919 examines the concepts of citizenship, democracy, power and diversity through a weekly seminar and corresponding Public Achievement practicum. Students will develop leadership skills; dialogue with diverse groups of people; identify multiple perspectives around controversal issues; and learn to use research and writing to articulate public problems and advocate for their solutions while gaining insight into K-12 education trends and reform. 

INVS/EDU 2919 has been approved for CU's Education Monor, meets the Human Diversity core requirements, and may be repeated for a total of six credits.

INVST 3932: The Community Leadership Internship, Part 2. Taught by Sabrina Sideris, M.A.

Mondays 3-5:30pm in Chemistry 131

This skills-training course develops students' competencies as community leaders working for a just and sustainable world.  Under the supervision of the instructor and a community partner supervisor, students learn organizational and leadership skills by serving as volunteer staff members at community-based organizations.  First-hand experience provides students with a deepened understanding of the complex issues facing humanity. Learners are exposed to solution-based strategies for positive change. Pre-requisite: admission into the 2-year INVST Community Leadership Program. If you are interested in this learning opportunity, apply now: https://communitystudies.colorado.edu/resources/prospective-students

INVST 4932: Community Leadership in Action, Part 2. Taught by Becca Kaplan, M.A.

Mondays 3-5:30 pm in Humanities 335

This skills-training course develops students' expertise as community leaders working for a just and sustainable world.  Under the supervision of the instructor and a community advisor, students learn leadership skills by designing, implementing and evaluating a community-based project. First-hand experience provides students with a deepened understanding of the complex issues facing humanity. Learners develop competence with solution-based strategies.

Pre-requisite: admission into the 2 year INVST Community Leadership Program. If you are interested in this learning opportunity, apply now

INVS 4999: Teaching Social Justice (Instructors, meeting times and locations vary)

Students participate in a teaching assistantship under the supervision of an instructor.  They explore teaching strategies for implementing concrete educational goals, with an emphasis on the pedagogies of service learning and participatory education.  Focusing on issues of social justice and environmental sustainability, teaching assistants learn how to encourage higher levels of creativity and analysis among students. Pre-requisite:  Graduation from the INVST Community Leadership Program if you would like to TA for INVS 3932 or 4932, or successful completion of INVS 2919 if you would like to TA for INVS 2919.