This course teaches students to apply social theory to the real-life experience of their required STPEC internship. Students are encouraged to draw on knowledge acquired in prior Gen Ed and core STPEC courses to explore connections between theory and practice as they analyze various aspects of the organizations. Class structure and assignments promote group communication, multi-disciplinary dialogue, and critical self-reflection. Course assignments focus on a self-designed project related to the student's internship placement and include multiple peer-edited drafts of a critical analysis of the internship, a self-reflective essay, an oral presentation, and a final cumulative paper. This course, plus STPEC 498Y, satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-STPEC majors.
One of two required STPEC Core seminars; examines the social, historical and political conditions in which the 20th century took place. Contact department for details.
For incoming STPEC majors. Introduces STPEC's requirements and vision, organized around concepts students will encounter in STPEC courses. Focused on understanding the methodologies of social theory, political economy, and history, and issues of race, gender, global inequality, and the postcolonial world.