ACADEMIC COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE (ACP)
ACP 101 - FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
Reading, writing and discussion assignments introduce students to academic ways of creating knowledge within a social justice-oriented learning environment. Learning activities inside and outside the classroom help first-year students strengthen their academic skills, engage in our campus, explore their goals, and develop supportive relationships with classmates. Required of all new students who enter with 12 or fewer hours of transfer credit.
ACP 110 - PRIMARY TEXTS
Primary Texts familiarizes students with central themes in philosophy, literature, political theory, music, and/or theater as they have been explored by major figures in Western and non-Western cultural traditions. Focusing on themes such as "Concepts of the Person," "Theories of Justice," or "Life as Performance," students practice foundational academic learning tools like close analysis of full-length texts, idea-centered dialogue, and essay writing. A grade of C- or higher is required for successful completion.
ACP 250 - GROUNDS FOR CHANGE
Grounds for Change is a problem-based learning course that addresses a question common to most social justice issues: What will it take to transform specific instances of injustice, environmental degradation, or uneven access to resources and socially powerful institutions? Students work in groups to research, discuss, and present possible solutions to the problems confronting the class. Students may enroll in any version of the course, including those offered by their major programs.
Attributes: Grounds for Change
Prerequisites: ENG 102
Course Notes: A grade of D or higher is required for, successful completion.