POS 487 - SL: Practicum in Engaged Policy Studies I
Focuses upon the critical application of analytical research skills to a community policy issue. Examines different conceptions of community engagement and the university’s role in serving the community. Culminates with design of an engaged research project, with a community-based organization or policy outlet serving as a research partner. The results of this research will be shared publicly with the general public and will shape and inform future policy thinking and action on this issue or challenge. Designed to be taken as the initial course in a two-course sequence prior to POS 488, Practicum in Engaged Policy Studies II, which will be offered the following semester. This course is a UMaine service-learning designated course.
General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement
Successful completion of both POS 487 and POS 488 satisfies the General Education Capstone Experience.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing
Course Typically Offered: Fall