Social Change and Social Issues

Andrew Hill
Day/Time Taught: 
156: TR 3:30-4:45 pm 157: 5:00-6:15 pm
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We are all connected to the world around us as inhabitants of communities.  Given the hectic pace at which we often move through our busy schedules, there is a tendency for us not to consider our place within, our impact upon, and how we are shaped by the communities we inhabit.  In this course, we will explore our personal and collective relationships with local environments and cultures.  We will examine the extent to which we have the power and responsibility to work for change as participants in these relationships.  Our awareness of these relationships will be fostered through class discussions, service learning with local organizations, community based research, attendance of cultural events, and engagement with assigned and student-selected literature and media. Students will choose topics to explore through discussion and writing, on their own and in groups. 

Additionally, during the course of the semester, students will be introduced to some of the many resources at their fingertips as members of the Appalachian community, and how to take advantage of these opportunities.

NOTE: Enrollment is restricted to residents of the Service & Leadership Residential Learning Community.


Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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