Are you a student interested in enriching your learning while living in the Morris area? If so, this combination of curricular and co-curricular experience will connect you with a local community group to assist them on a specific project. At the same time, you will learn about the history of rural areas in the United States and use this knowledge to inform your work with the community group.
IS 3110. CE: Rural Community Field Project: Center for Small Towns. (SS; 1.0-6.0 cr [max 1.0 cr]; prereq #; SS [if taken for 2 or more cr];1-6 cr; additional tuition required; course not included in UMM tuition band). An educational experience in a rural learning environment that focuses on rural issues of community life, demography, culture, environment, and policy. A collaborative effort between Center for Small Towns and a public rural entity will provide a structured environment in which civic engagement objectives will be achieved and grounded in a practical setting. Students will gain a valuable understanding about the historical social structures of rural society and witness these structures firsthand. This course is taught by Professor of Statistics Engin Sungur. The syllabus is available online in a PDF.