Past Courses

See a list of courses related to the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life that have been offered over the years.

Read details of courses offered in spring 2011.

Spring 2012 Courses

EL 94a  – Immigrant Support Services Practicum (ISSP)
Instructor: Marci McPhee, Peer Assistant: Yeiri Robert '12
Time: Wednesdays, 1:00 pM - 1:50 PM

This is a 2-credit course that may be taken in conjunction with a base course, which changes each semester. This supplemental practicum is designed to provide students with hands-on experience with community work and applying some of the frameworks and analysis methods they are learning about in the base course. The practicum is also intended to provide students with an opportunity to realize a social justice aim by collaborating with an organization that is addressing needs of immigrants, and other social justice/social policy issues of interest to the student.

Students spend 3 hours a week in the community working with an organization that supports immigrants in some way, and 1 hour a week in class reflecting upon the experience and integrating it with the learning in the base course.

Read the syllabus for this course.

Presenters 2010

Students from "Advocacy for Policy Change" present their work (Spring 2010).

LGLS 161b – Advocacy for Policy Change
Instructor: Melissa Stimell, Teaching Assistants: Andrew Hart and Melissa Ross
Time: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

This is an experiential learning course. This hands-on course invites students to address concrete social problems through public policy reform. It provides background in theories, advocacy skills, networks, and key players that drive the legislative process. Focusing on policy change at the statehouse level, students engage with elected officials and community organizations to advance key legislation affecting social welfare, health, education, and economic justice. Usually offered every year.

There are no prerequisites. This course is open to all undergraduates, but requires a registration code. Interested students should email the Legal Studies Program administrator at for the registration code before early registration.

Priority is given to juniors and seniors and those students majoring or minoring in Politics, Legal Studies and Social Justice and Social Policy. This course can satisfy the internship requirement for Legal Studies and SJSP.

Learn more about this course.