Impacting The World

It is not enough to come to college to learn how to make a dollar... it's time to make a difference!  These learning communities encourage students to not only see the world as it is, but to be the change they want to see in the world.

Making a Difference

Making a Difference - FLC 603

This Community is Full

This course explores some fundamental questions about the nature of service, community as a force that stimulates change or progress, and the relationship between democracy and justice in society. This course will provide you with an opportunity to explore service, community, and democracy by combining a service-learning experience with your academic study. We will investigate and write about what defines “community,” how communities respond to challenges, and how people act and use written and oral communication to persuade, create, and sustain change in their communities. Part of this work will proceed through reading and classroom discussions and activities, though we will also apply and support what we learn in the classroom through a service-learning project of your choosing and design. We will engage people and places throughout the Albuquerque community and collaborate with them.

Combines: ENGL 102
Meets: TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Mitchell Hall 218
CRN: 50172
Violence, Peace & Humanity

Violence, Peace & Humanity - FLC 618

The idea that human beings are naturally aggressive, violent and war-like is considered self-evident, given the daily barrage of news about war, murder, and hatred that exists globally, nationally and even locally.  But is violence really an inescapable part of our humanity?  What sorts of data address the implications of any answer we might come up with?  Can we study violence (or potential answers to it) in ways that help us to begin thinking systematically and analytically about the histories and cultures of violence and peace? Anthropology's multiple subfields and Peace Studies concepts of literal and structural violence provide the information that drives a wide variety of unique tools that we can use every day to effectively combat violence from the ‘inner-personal’ to the global level.”

Combines: ANTH 101PCST 102
Meets: TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall 331
TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall 331
CRN: 5001650017
Service Learning in Zambia

Service Learning in Zambia - FLC 648

The aim of this course is to introduce students to three areas of study (service learning, teaching training, and Zambian culture and history) as well as to prepare them for possible participation in a teaching training service learning project in Livingstone, Zambia.  The course primarily targets undergraduate students who have interests and future plans in the fields of teaching, charitable organizations, and international diplomacy, business, and NGO work, but all students are welcome.  The course will be led by Professor Stephen Bishop, who is also organizing the related Summer field course in Zambia, but will have a variety of expert lecturers throughout the semester.

Combines: CJ 130
Meets: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Univ Advise & Enrich Center B91
CRN: 50170
Service Learning in Zambia

Service Learning in Zambia - FLC 649

The aim of this course is to introduce students to three areas of study (service learning, teaching training, and Zambian culture and history) as well as to prepare them for possible participation in a teaching training service learning project in Livingstone, Zambia.  The course primarily targets undergraduate students who have interests and future plans in the fields of teaching, charitable organizations, and international diplomacy, business, and NGO work, but all students are welcome.  The course will be led by Professor Stephen Bishop, who is also organizing the related Summer field course in Zambia, but will have a variety of expert lecturers throughout the semester.

Combines: CJ 130
Meets: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Univ Advise & Enrich Center B91
CRN: 50171
Creating a Sustainable Future

Creating a Sustainable Future - FLC 652

How can we, as humans, shape a more sustainable future? This course will introduce you to a wide variety of challenges as well as creative, integrated solutions. We will explore topics such as climate change, renewable energy, water consumption, food production, green building, smart growth, socially responsible business, alternative progress indicators, and more. Through debate and discussion, we’ll hone our understanding of the issues. In addition, we will research and present innovative case studies, and will take action by engaging in sustainable projects on campus, in the community and at home.

Combines: CJ 130
Meets: MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Univ Advise & Enrich Center B91
CRN: 50166