SOC-S 105 SOCIOLOGY LABORATORY (3 CR.)
By combining traditional classroom learning with engagement in community organizations and/or sociological research, this course offers the unique opportunity to acquire both academic and experiential knowledge of the social world.
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Regular Academic Session / In Person
LEC 13112: Total Seats: 40 / Available: 18 / Waitlisted: 0Show Details for section 13112
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- Above class is a Service Learning Course
- IUB GenEd S&H credit
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Topic: Understanding homelessness
Topic: Understanding Homelessness On an average night, over half a million people throughout the United States are experiencing homelessness. In the last two years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has reported an increase in the estimated number of persons experiencing homelessness for the first time since 2010. Why, in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, do so many people experience homelessness? Who experiences homelessness, and what are those experiences like? How do communities respond to homelessness? This course uses a sociological perspective and hands-on, community-engaged learning and research experience to answer these questions. We will explore the extent of homelessness in the United States, the pathways that lead to homelessness, the experiences of people experiencing homelessness, and societal responses to homelessness in the United States. We will also examine these experiences and societal responses in our local community through weekly service work with Bloomington community organizations responding to and serving those experiencing homelessness.