HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Description: 
One of the goals of this seminar is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically based community service learning at the schools for two hours each week. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply “consume,” societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Instructors: 
HARKAVY, IRA
Day and Time: 
W 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 
133 S. 36th ST. (formerly MEL 514
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • AFRC078401
  • URBS178401
Registration Notes: 
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
  • Major Concentrations: American
  • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: US