Depaul
THE IRWIN W. STEANS CENTER
FOR COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE LEARNING & COMMUNITY SERVICE STUDIES

Community Service Studies Core Courses



CSS 201 Critical Community Engagement

This course explores the relationship between social justice movements and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. by providing a structure within which students can learn about community-related issues, theory and the organizational settings in which they are serving. The course seeks to prepare students to engage in communities with a critical lens, understanding historical and contemporary issues of social inequality and how privilege plays a significant role in the community engagement process. Students will be challenged to think about the value of service within the context of public policies that can perpetuate systemic and structural inequalities.


CSS 300 Introduction to Non-Profit Management

This course provides students with an understanding of how organizations that conduct the vital work of the non-profit sector function. Students will complete the course with the knowledge base to be effective program managers and board members in these organizations.


CSS 395 Community Internship

This course exposes students to career potentials in non-profit and government agencies through an intensive internship experience in a community organization. Students will be challenged to consider what leadership in community development means and how capacity-building approaches such as asset-based community development and participatory action research can contribute to social change.


*CSS 395 Application are being accepted for Fall 2016

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For more information contact: Dr. Jacqueline LazĂș and Ginger Hofman Faculty co-Directors jlazu@depaul.edu  ; nhofman@depaul.edu