Undergraduate University Scholars DPS Middle School Outreach Project

HOUSECS 59.09

Spring 2018

Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pm, location pending

This course will prepare undergraduates in the University Scholars Program to create a service-learning project for the University Scholars Program.  The course will be geared towards developing a college access program for middle school students in under-resourced middle school schools in the Durham Public School system. By engaging with readings, class discussions, guest speakers, and films, students will begin to understand the history of public education in the city of Durham, the demographic and infrastructural shifts that have impacted the community over the past 20 years, and the particular challenges to college access that students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds face.  

Instructor(s): 
  • Amy Jiang, sjz14@duke.edu; Daniel Kwon, DYK@duke.edu; Martin Cala, mgc80@duke.edu
Sponsor/Department: 
  • Dr. Victoria Lodewick, Scholars Programs
Class Limit: 
20