Introduction to Global Los Angeles: An Interdisciplinary Survey (Service-Learning)
This course explores the complexities of global Los Angeles by focusing on issues that especially impact its marginalized communities. For the service-learning component, students volunteer at least 20 hours during the semester at nonprofit organizations engaged in the pursuit of social justice. This experience provides an opportunity to observe, participate in and reflect on the day-to-day implementation of social action, policy and organizing initiatives. As part of the volunteer commitment and in lieu of a final paper, students produce a documentary media project that communicates goals identified by and in collaboration with the community partner.