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HBEH 411: Pathways to Effective Community Engagement

Spring 2021
Mondays 3:35 – 4:25 p.m.

The Carolina Center for Public Service is now accepting applications from students interested in taking Pathways to Effective Community Engagement (HBEH 411) in spring 2021.


Course description:

This course is a unique opportunity through a collaboration of the Carolina Center for Public Service and the department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. This (one-credit hour, pass/fall) course is designed to provide a framework for students to reflect on their existing public service and community engagement experiences, critically examine important issue areas, build skills and inform their future career paths. Students will complete at least 20 hours of work in partnership with a community or campus-based service organization, either virtually or in-person. Through the course, students will explore and apply frameworks including the Social-Ecological model and Stanford University’s Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement to address issues in ways that promote health and equity and foster social justice.

The class will meet remotely on Mondays from 3:35 – 4:25 p.m. Class sessions will use an online webinar format for large general class sessions and a Zoom discussion group format for smaller group recitation sections. In the recitation sections, leaders will provide structured facilitation to discuss course content and support student reflections about the connections between that content and their community-based service experiences.


Selection and timeline:

The application can be accessed via the CCPS portal.
(Log on with an ONYEN and select “Course Registrations” on the left-hand menu.)

First priority will be given to students graduating in May 2021 who have not yet completed their experiential education requirement and who are currently engaged in a volunteer or staff role with an organization, with a limited number of slots available for matching with selected partner organizations.

A selection committee will review all applications received on a rolling basis. Students should submit applications as soon as possible but no later than Monday, Jan. 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Please direct any questions to Margaret Barrett.

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