Making A Difference/Doing Social Change

Spring 2015 quarter

Taught by

political economy, political science


Students should have college-level writing skills. Please submit a previous paper when contacting the faculty.

Even a casual observation of society indicates that serious social change is necessary. The question is: what are the most effective ways to make a significant change that will be long lasting and sustainable?

In this program, students will study methods of social change in the classroom and participate in local, regional, national or international groups that are making a difference and have significant promise of continuing to do so in the future. Students will determine the area where they wish to work and come together to study theories of social change and test those theories in their work throughout the quarter. Our seminars will examine the readings for the week and also the work each of us is engaged in for the quarter.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

community organizing, law, education and social sciences.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Internship Possibilities

Internships may be possible. Please contact the faculty for further details.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Signature Required

Students must demonstrate how they have meet the prerequisites and submit a plan for working with a social change group before the quarter begins. Contact faculty for more details. Interviews will be conducted in February and March, before the Academic Fair. To set up an interview call 360-867-6513 (or email ). Students will be informed of their acceptance at the Academic Fair. If space is available after the Academic Fair, students can still enroll in the class after consultation with the faculty. Transfer students may email Lawrence Mosqueda .

Course Reference Number

So - Sr (16 credits): 30279

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