GCL Course Descriptions
GCLH 105. Exploring Birmingham: Change and Power. 3 Hours.
- This course will use the concept of Birmingham as a created space and will examine the different ways that modern social, economic and political systems have allocated power. Through readings, films, discussions, lectures, and actual experiences in the city itself, students will learn how to gather and analyze information, think critically about social change within a city.
GCLH 205. Leadership and Community/SL. 3 Hours.
- This is a designated service-learning course integrating academic learning, civic learning and meaningful service to the community by providing students with field experiences in partnership with community or local government agencies. Through readings, discussions and written reflections, students will explore the meaning of leadership and community engagement. This course also examines social change leadership models and explore the characteristics, values, and beliefs of such leaders past and present. The goal of the course is to bring students to a deeper understanding of their role as leaders in service to the community and in applying knowledge for the benefit of Birmingham.
GCLH 210. Thinking Locally and Globally. 3 Hours.
- This course allows students to practice leadership skills, such as collaboration and consensus building, in the context of community issues as well as project-planning skills in coordination with community members.
HAC 301. Prime Time Leadership. 3 Hours.
- This course allows students to practice leadership skills, by implementing a social-change oriented leadership project in coordination with stakeholders in the community of focus.