Courses

Spring 2015

 

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

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

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.

 

The following classes are only offered to students who have been accepted to the INVST Community Leadership Program:

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

Mondays 3-5:30 p.m.

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, 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!

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

Mondays 3-5:30 p.m.

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!

 

The following class is only offered in the Baker Residential Academic Program:

INVS 1000: Responding to Social and Environmental Problems through Service-Learning, 3 credits, Sec 430R

3:00pm – 5:30pm Wednesdays in BKER E112,  taught by Sabrina Sideris, M.A.

By integrating theory with required community service, students explore how problems are shaped by cultural values and how alternative value paradigms affect the definition of problems in areas such as education, food justice and the environment. Students examine different approaches to solving problems and begin to envision new possibilities. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

INVS 4999: Teaching Social Justice (Instructors, meeting times and locations vary. Contact us for more information about this opportunity.)

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 3931, 4931, 3932 or 4932, or successful completion of the Public Achievement course, INVS 2919, if you would like to TA for INVS 2919.