Fall 2012

Course material corresponds with Summer 2011, Fall 2010, and Spring 2012

15-18 Credits:

# title credits Core requirements satisfied time instructor
WCSC 385 Internship 6 6 SH of Cross-Cultural arrange with supervisor supervisor
CCSSC 385 Urban Anthropology 3 Writing Intensive and 3 SH of Cross-Cultural Tues 1-4:30 Doug Hertzler, Ph.D.
ANTH 385 Faith and Urban Community 3 Christian Identity & Witness Tues 1-4:30 Doug Hertzler, Ph.D.
WCSC 485 Servant Leadership 2 Senior Seminar (if you have at least 90 credits) Thurs 4-6:00 Kimberly Schmidt, Ph.D.
WCSC 285 Internship Theory and Practice 1 Community Learning Thurs 4-6:00 Kimberly Schmidt, Ph.D
local university course, if needed up to 3

Course Descriptions:

WCSC 385: Internship
WCSC staff will help you to find an internship in your field of study or interest. Semester program interns work a minimum average of 20 hours per week.

CCSSC 385: Urban Anthropology
Students use the tools of participant observation to understand how different populations of urban regions form a social whole and how the lives and living conditions of all people are interconnected. This course focuses not only on the rather segregated “black” and “white” communities in D.C., but also on the culture and social contributions of the communities of recent immigrants from Latin America. The course examines the causes and effects of the social construction of race and ethnicity in our society. Discussion will cover the ways in which our understanding of categories such as “white,” “black” and “Latino” have the effect of both masking and defining the class stratification which occurs as part of our economic system.

ANTH 385: Faith and Urban Community
This course explores various understandings of community, and the way different faith groups build community and work in local neighborhoods. Faith as a motivation for community organizing to address social problems and social justice issues will be emphasized and students will be required to explore various faith perspectives through visiting churches and faith based groups.

WCSC 485: Servant Leadership
How are leaders made? In these critical times, what kinds of leaders does our society need? How is leadership best practiced? College students, at the cusp of adulthood in American society stand at many crossroads. Life-altering decisions, vocational choices, questions about how and whom to serve can stimulate or, conversely, inhibit creativity, a willingness to engage in the serious issues of our day, and a commitment to serve others. This course will be taught in tandem with WCSC 285 Internship Theory and Practice, and explores the many dimensions of servant leadership, starting first with traditional definitions and moving into frameworks of gender and race before engaging with the great non-violent servant leaders of the twentieth century. Throughout the class we will talk with local servant leaders in the DC area.

WCSC 285: Internship Theory and Practice
Through readings, analytical reflection, journals, and guest speakers, students will explore multiple dimensions of service internships in Washington, D.C.

Local university class
Students who need to take an extra class to stay on track for graduation are able to do so. Our preferred colleges are listed on our Accepted Students page. We can explore course offerings at a few other colleges if those listed do not meet your course substitution needs.