Student-Originated Studies: CCBLA


REVISED

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Taught by

human development, family studies, education

Prerequisites

Students interested in enrolling in this program must complete and submit a Project Proposal form found at blogs.evergreen.edu/sosccbla/ . The completed form will automatically be sent to faculty member Stephanie Kozick for review and approval.  After a student registers for the program, she or he will be required to fill out and submit an online in-program internship form found on my.evergreen.edu. Contact Academic Advising if questions arise about this online form.

This Student-Originated Studies program is intended for upper-level students with a background in community-based learning, and who have made arrangements to carry out a yearlong focused project within an organized community center, workshop, agency, organization or school setting. Community projects are to be carried out through internships, mentoring situations or apprenticeships that support students’ interest in community development. This program also includes a required weekly program meeting on campus that will facilitate a shared, supportive learning experience and weekly progress journal writing. 

The program is connected to Evergreen's Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA), which supports learning about, engaging with and contributing to community life in the region. As such, this program benefits by the rich resource library, staff, internship suggestions and workshops offered through the Center. 

Students in this program will further their understanding of the concept of “community” as they engage their internship, apprenticeship or mentoring situation. The program emphasizes an asset-based model of community understanding advanced by Kretzmann and McKnight (1993). A variety of short readings from that text will become part of the weekly campus meetings. 

The range of academic/community work suited to this program includes: working in an official capacity as an intern with defined duties at a community agency, organization or school; working with one or more community members (elders, mentors, artists, teachers, skilled laborers, community organizers) to learn about a special line of work or skills that enriches the community as a whole; or designing a community action plan or case study aimed at problem solving a particular community challenge or need. 

A combination of internship and academic credit will be awarded in this program. Students may arrange an internship up to 36 hours a week for a 12-credit internship per quarter. Four academic credits will be awarded each quarter for seminar attendance and weekly progress journal writing. Students may distribute their program credits to include less than 12 credits of internship when accompanying research, reading and writing credits associated with their community work are included.

During the academic year, students are required to meet as a whole group in a weekly seminar on Wednesday mornings to share successes and challenges, discuss the larger context of their projects in terms of community asset building and well-being, and discuss occasional assigned short readings that illuminate the essence of community. Students will also organize small interest/support groups to discuss issues related to their specific projects and to collaborate on a presentation at the end of each quarter. Students will submit weekly written progress/reflection reports via forums established on the program Moodle site. Contact faculty member Stephanie Kozick kozicks@evergreen.edu if further information is needed.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

community studies, social work and education.

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day

Books

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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

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Internship Required

Students must complete an In-program Internship Learning Contract (designed for this program) in consultation with the faculty and Academic Advising in preparation for internships with community organizations and agencies.

Revisions

Date Revision
March 12th, 2014 This program will accept new enrollment without faculty signature.
November 19th, 2013 Preparatory work for students joining the program in winter quarter has been clarified.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Fall); 16 (Winter); 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25

Fall

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (16 credits): 10286
So - Sr (1-16 credits): 10362

Go to my.evergreen.edu to register for this program.

Winter

Accepting New Students

Conditions

Students enrolling in this program must send a completed Project Proposal form ( blogs.evergreen.edu/sosccbla/ ) to Stephanie Kozick, kozicks@evergreen.edu , AND hand carry a hard copy of a completed online in-program internship form ( http://www.evergreen.edu/individualstudy/inprograminternship.htm ), signed by your internship supervisor, to Academic Advising. Design your internship to be up to 30 hours per week (12 credits). There is a 4 credit hour academic component in the SOS:CCBLA program. If your internship is less than 12 credits (25 hours per week is 10 credits, 20 hours per week is 8 credits) then you need to design an academic component for additional academic credits to equal 16 credits for full time enrollment in the program. You will state the actual number of internship credits on the online in-program internship form--the plan for additional academic hours will appear on the Project Proposal form.

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (16 credits): 20139
So - Sr (1-16 credits): 20413

Go to my.evergreen.edu to register for this program.

Spring

Accepting New Students

Conditions

Students interested in enrolling in this program must complete and submit a Project Proposal form found at blogs.evergreen.edu/sosccbla/ prior to registration. The completed form will automatically be sent to faculty member Stephanie Kozick for review and approval. When a Project Proposal is approved, a signature code will be sent to the student for registration purposes. After a student registers for the program, she or he will be required to fill out and submit an online in-program internship form found on my.evergreen.edu. Contact Academic Advising if questions arise about this online form. 

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (16 credits): 30122
So - Sr (1-16 credits): 30300

Go to my.evergreen.edu to register for this program.

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