New Minor in Community Action and Social Change

(From left to right) Dylan Martins, Sierra Najolia, Edsel Velasco, and Aaron Hidalgo presenting their concept map in the Theory and Practice in CASC class.

Dominican’s new minor in Community Action and Social Change (CASC) officially kick-started in the Spring 2017 semester. The first CASC core course Theory and Practice in Community Action and Social Change included students from across disciplines — Occupational Therapy, History, Public Health, Humanities, Business Management, Psychology, and Communication.

First class of Community Action and Social Change: Theory and Practice — (from left to right) Angelina Lombardi, Stephanie Hernandez, Dylan Martins, Nicole Grady, Danica Tse, D’Angelo Paillet, Julia van der Ryn (faculty), Sierra Najolia, Emily Wu (faculty), Aaron Hidalgo, and Edsel Velasco.

In the Fall 2017 semester, the Theory and Practice in CASC course will be offered again for CASC minor and non-minor students who wish to familiarize themselves with the key concepts, themes, and issues in community engagement and organization. Theory and Practice in CASC is also a pre-requisite for Community Engaged Research Methodology and Project Design course, the second of two required courses for the CASC minor program.

Also in Fall 2017, Laura Stivers will offer a CASC Learning Community course Make Your Voice Heard: Policy and Social Justice to consider how social policy can affect people’s lives, and interact with community leaders working on policy change.

Find out more about the CASC minor here.