2019-2020 Academic Year Projects
PUBH 6299 The Autism Experience: A Public Health Perspective with Dr. Sean Cleary
In this course a public health perspective of the autism experience is explored through service learning and community participatory research methods engaging autistic young adults, their parents, researchers, clinicians and other service providers. The course covers the science, viewpoints, and experience of autism with a focus on young adults transitioning to adulthood.
Nita Baliga and Abraham Kwan
Aleena West and Gary Sang
SMPA 3247 Documentary Production with Dr. Imani Cheers
These documentaries were created by students to explore an issue impacting the community.
Tags: transgender identity, transition, gender-confirming surgery, public health
Tags: sexual abuse, child abuse, Catholic church
Tags: immigration, international students, English as a second language
Tags: drug use, addiction, incarceration, public policy, race
Tags: mental health, addiction, therapy
Tags: homelessness, education, news media, story-telling
Tags: early childhood education, literacy, music
Tags: GW mascot name, colonialism, history
Tags: protest, public policy, international relations, community organizing
Tags: transgender identity, sexual abuse, physical violence, sex work
Tags: music, identity, story-telling, race, social innovation
Tags: student elections, GW Student Association, advocacy
Tags: music, identity, career education
Tags: music, culture, community
Tags: GW Student Association, immigration, diversity, representation
Tags: mental health, community, meditation, alternative medicine, safe spaces
BISC 1008 Understanding Organisms with Dr. Tara Scully
This course combines community-based activities on ecological issues, agricultural problems related to other organisms, and other environmental issues. Teams design, collaborate, and/or implement an activity with a community partner.
HSSJ 1100 Introduction to Human Service and Social Justice with Dr. Emily Morrison
In this course students learn to gather relevant background about the communities they serve in future HSSJ courses. This includes community assets, history, demographic information, local governance and leadership, and challenges. Teams research DC’s Wards and educate their classmates through presentations and reports.
Tags: food access, internet access, Ward 8