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SSI 293 - Public Achievement

Credits: 1
Introduces and applies a process for making positive-change in communities. Emphasizes the power of citizenship in democracy and that ordinary people can challenge the status quo through collaboration and working toward a common goal. Provides opportunity for “coaching” a team of middle- or high-school students in designing and implementing projects to solve civic problems while learning lifelong skills to engage in politics and public life.

Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Social Science
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the power of citizenship in democracy
    1. Analyze democracy as the rule or work of the people.
    2. Identify interests and what makes a particular person or group connected to an issue.
    3. Practice community change that begins with individual citizens working together toward a common goal.
  2. Analyze, navigate and reflect aupon power relationships between those who are influenced by and have influence over an issue of concern.
    1. Apply a working definition of politics as a process of negotiating situations involving power relations and making public decisions.
    2. Practice power mapping a situation involving a variety of decision makers and stakeholders.
    3. Analyze situations involving power to determine barriers to positive change.
  3. Work collaboratively with others and lead a team toward a common goal.
    1. Understand and practice the values and skills that facilitate productive interaction with others.
    2. Mentor young people to pursue their education as a means of affecting p positive change in t heir lives and com munities.
    3. Practice encouraging others to persevere in the work of citizenship.
    4. Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in developing solutions to problems.
  4. Experience diversity and the benefits/challenges of working with a diverse group of stakeholders to enact positive change.
    1. Demonstrate the importance of listening and appreciating the diverse experience, ideas and perspective others bring to an issue.
    2. Practice the art of questioning to generate reflection and encourage effective problem solving.
    3. Understand how dimensions of diversity affect social institutions and policies, or our expectations of and interactions with others.
  5. Relfect on experience to determine personal development of values.

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