Courses

Spring 2016

INVS 1523: Civic Engagement: Using the Democratic Process as a Tool for Social Change INVST Flyer for INVS 1523

Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Taught by Alison Wisneski, M.A. and co-thought leader, The Honorable Dorothy Rupert, former Colorado State Senator. Meets A&S Core Requirements.

INVS 2919/EDU 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools.

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.

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.

 

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 Haley Sladek Squires, 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!