About Social Engagement
Social Engagement is first and foremost a method of learning that foregrounds empirical, practical elements of real world issues that are of scholarly interest to our faculty and students.
Classes designated as Social Engagement and independent tutorials taken as such reveal how and why academic findings, theories, and even technological or medical discoveries are challenged and even refuted by the lived experiences and cultural proscriptions of communities different from the larger American mainstream.
The Social Engagement thesis encourages students to think “outside the box” and incorporate academic work with social entrepreneurship. The thesis requires three parts: academic essay; visual documentary; and policy recommendations.