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2014 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 125-04: Leadership for Social Justice or FSP 111-01: 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 123-02: Rebel Girls ‘Do’ Social Change and Activism and do not need to add it to their shopping cart.

Class Name/Description Human Inquiry Civic 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 111-01
Professor: Winston, Morton
Day/s & Time/s: MR: 11:00 - 12:20

11 - Worldviews and Ways of Knowing

Leadership for Social Justice

This interactive course examines the critical role of leadership in advancing social justice, with emphasis on successful and failed efforts to address social problems such as poverty, oppression, and the fight for civil rights in America. Together we will probe and critically evaluate several theories and models that attempt to define effective leadership for the public good. We will also engage in an evidence-based, case-study analysis of selected leaders, including famous and lesser known social justice activists, political leaders, and social entrepreneurs, in order to investigate the values, traits, and competencies associated with effective and ineffective social justice leadership. Texts and supplemental readings include non-fiction and fictional works examining root causes of social injustice, and the efforts of leaders to produce positive social change. The course also integrates students' community engaged learning experiences as part of the Bonner Community Scholars program.

Course#: FSP 125-04
Professor: Scarpati, Antonino
Day/s & Time/s: TR: 12:30 - 1:50

12 - Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Perspectives Community Engagement Learning

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 123-02
Professor: Vogt, Ashley
Day/s & Time/s: T: 5:30 - 8:20

12 - Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Perspectives Gender