This course combines service-learning in the San Antonio community with sociological perspectives on housing, hunger, and homelessness. Students in this course will analyze their experiences volunteering at San Antonio service sites using insight gained from sociological readings, guest speakers, and lectures. This course includes coverage of the sources of social inequality in the United States, social welfare and policies, and pressing issues in different homeless demographic groups, including attention to homeless families, women, children, youth, and the chronically homeless. Students in this course will be required to complete at least 30 hours of volunteer work over the course of the semester at a pre-approved service site. (Offered every Fall.)
1 credit
Lower Division