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2013 Bonner Scholars and W.I.L.L. Program


Bonner Scholars are actively involved in community engaged learning with local social service agencies and are automatically enrolled by the Bonner Program in either FSP 125-02: Leadership for Social Justice or FSP 111-07: Social Justice FSP.  Students do not need to put these courses in their shopping cart.

Students in the W.I.L.L. program are automatically enrolled in FSP 123-01: Rebel Girls and do not need to add it to their shopping cart.

ClassName/DescriptionHuman InquiryCivic Responsibility

Social Justice

This First Seminar will enable students to develop a better understanding of social justice issues and learn about practical strategies that can serve as means of advancing social justice in the world. We will study several social justice issues at both the local and global levels and work with community partners on projects in the local community that aim to promote social justice or redress social injustice. The emphasis in this course will be on understanding social justice mainly through the conceptual framework of human rights and studying global social entrepreneurship projects that are advancing the struggle for social justice around the world.

Course #: FSP 111-06/07
Professor: Winston, Morton

Day/s & Time/s: (FSP 111-07) MR: 2 - 3:50 PM
11 - Worldviews and Ways of Knowing

Rebel Girls: How Girls 'Do' Social Change and Activism

This course will examine how girls and young women do activism and social change. We will consider historical and contemporary methods, tools, and strategies used to inspire or force social, cultural, and political change on the local, national, and international level. With an emphasis on girls and women as leaders, actors, and agents of change, we will explore what it means to'girl our activist efforts, looking at social media, blogs, web campaigns, zines, music, popular culture, protest, and satire. Students will have the opportunity to engage with female activists from within the local community; and will enhance their capacities and strengths as the leaders of today and of tomorrow.

Course #: FSP 123-01
Professor: Bent, Emily
Day/s & Time/s: M: 5:30 - 8:20 PM
12 - Behavioral, Social, and Cultural PerspectivesGender

Leadership for Social Justice

This course examines the critical role of leadership in advancing social justice, with particular attention to successful and failed efforts to address social problems such as poverty, oppression, and civil rights in America. Students probe and critically evaluate various theories and models that attempt to define effective leadership for the public good. The course utilizes an evidence-based, case study analysis of selected leaders, including internationally recognized and lesser known citizen activists, elected public officials, and corporate entrepreneurs. Students investigate the values, traits and competencies demonstrated by effective and ineffectual leaders for positive social change. Texts and supplemental readings include non-fiction and fictional works examining complex problems rooted in social injustice, and the attempts of leaders to ameliorate or eliminate their symptoms. The course also integrates the community engaged learning experiences of students as part of their development as emerging leaders in the Bonner Community Scholars program.

Course #: FSP 125-02
Professor: Scarpati, Antonino
Day/s & Time/s: TF: 12:30 - 1:50 PM
12 - Behavioral, Social, and Cultural PerspectivesCommunity Engagement Learning