Community Literacy and Public Rhetoric in the Archives
In this course, students will serve as archival researchers for Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House in Morristown, an organization that has archival materials dating back to the early nineteenth century. Addressing issues of education access and immigration (which are fundamentally embedded in Neighborhood House’s origins as a settlement house), students will explore how the organization has supported the literacy development and community involvement of its diverse range of clients. By working with members of the organization to learn its mission, understand its historical roots, and appreciate its contemporary service, students will be pressed to consider how their emerging skills as archival researchers can support the organization’s efforts to document and publicize its rich history.
Attributes: CLA-Community Based Learning; CLA-Immersive Experience: CLA-CEA and Au Pair
- Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
- Time: 10:45 – 11:40
- Term: Spring, 2021
- ENGH 345 (CRN 30956)
About Community-Based Learning Courses
CBL classes foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world by working with off-campus community organizations. They seek to benefit their partner organizations and our shared community by addressing a need or strengthening a capacity that serves the common good. In a CBL course, you apply what you learn to real-world problems, providing a “mini-internship” that gives you the opportunity for career exploration, experience working in diverse communities, and the chance to help build your professional network. All CBL classes have been approved as Immersive Experiences.
For questions: For questions related to the course, contact the instructor/s. For general questions about Community Based Learning courses contact the Center for Civic Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.