SOC136-LIT116: Civics and Ethical Education in America
This 2.0 Total Credits in Civics and Literature Project Based Class guides a comprehensive study into the rights and responsibilities of being a US citizen along with an investigative look into historical and contemporary social activism.. Students will discuss citizenship within a democracy, gain a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities, how to resolve personal conflicts, and examine ethical issues within our government. Includes the reading of literary writings on the topics of: racism, homelessness, hunger, immigration, crime, and activism by authors such as Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Presidents John F Kennedy. A major Civics Project is weaved into the course which earns the student 25 Certified Service Learning hours. Partnership With United Against Injustice c/o Jamar World Ministries is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to outreach for those in poverty and victims of worldwide inhumane practices. Serving the community for over 38 years, they provide consistent aid and services for the homeless, those in temporary shelters, and the hungry as well as counseling and advocacy services for those in need. United Against Injustice provides a platform for online community policing and investigative journalism into inhumane practices worldwide. Service Learning documentation forms are provided; however, it is recommended that students check with their school's Service Learning Coordinator for any additional documentation. Service Learning documentation forms are provided; however, it is recommended that students check with their school's Service Learning Coordinator for any additional documentation
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- YOUR ASSIGNMENTS are on your SYLLABUS (with the exception of LIT115). To access your syllabus and textual readings, click the link “Your Class Downloads” located above. Save and read your syllabus before you begin your work. Use all of the resources with your class which may include an online book, videos, flash cards and study problems. Contact STUDENT SERVICES if you have any issues with links, for extra support, online calculators, software and other support.
- COMPLETING WORK … FIRST, complete your assignments for each week on paper or computer – but all work must be transferred to your syllabus. Essays MUST be double spaced and size 12 Times New Roman black font. Always save your work. Always type final work unless it is a drawing. graph, image or complicated math computation - in those cases copy that scan or photo/image to your syllabus (keep photos/images small) with the rest of your responses. Add the work to your syllabus where requested is sections that read "Add Responses Here". You may work ahead and finish in 4 weeks.
- SUBMITTING WORK: It is recommended that you submit work via this website so that it is sent to the assigned evaluators. You must submit all weeks at once by selecting "Student Services" and "Submit Work"- If you did not save your syllabus and it is no longer available, you must use the current one. Students with disabilities will receive an automatic modified grading scale but may also contact us for additional accommodations. All students must earn a "C" or better for credit and will have only THREE attempts at submitting - so do your best!
- ALTERNATIVE: MAILING WORK: You may also COPY your work and MAIL the originals with your syllabus to Central Office Mailing Address: PO BOX 759 Saint Helena Island, SC 29920 Office: 773-499-2668 (Mailed work will not be returned).
- IMPORTANT: All components of your course must be completed by no later than the end of the 10th week from the time of your registration. YOU WILL NOT BE REMINDED; your class will close after the allotted 10 weeks and you will not be issued a credit. If you have a medical or family emergency preventing you from completing your class, contact STUDENT SERVICES online.