FALL 1996

Course requirements:

1. Participate in "hands-on advocacy" of your choice, either direct or indirect service to children's needs or well-being, for a total of at least 20 hours over the course of the semester. Those who participated in the CPS service learning day on August 29 may count it as 4 hours.

2. Submit a report about your "hands-on advocacy" experience, as described above.

3. Participate in the Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center day trip, and participate in one other field trip of your choice. We will have at least 2 or 3 other field trips for you to choose from.

4. Keep a journal, making an entry for each colloquium session, and for the 2 field trips that you count. (If you go on more than 2 regular field trips, additional journal entries are optional.)

5. Come to class! Colloquium is a unique opportunity to hear a variety of guest speakers who advocate for children in many different ways, and to participate in other class activities that are an important part of the learning experience. Unexcused absences will result in a lowering of your grade. (Please contact Steve Wright or Dr. Gardner ahead of time if you have a problem 314-5909)

Topics will include issues in children's general development, health, safety, education, and economic well-being. Colloquium sessions will include guest speakers, discussions, and other activities. Because the guest speakers are restricted by their own schedules, we will be flexible in terms of the dates on which they will speak to us.

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