Hi Soc Students! We’re back with more Spring 2017 courses, Law Fair, Graduate School, Scholarships, & Employment Opportunities.

The 2016 Election was unlike any other. We want to encourage everyone to stay calm and stay safe. If you feel that you are in danger and need assistance, don’t hesitate to call 624-WALK, they will escort you within a mile from the university grounds.  The 624-WALK program is run by 3 Soc LCD alums.

We’re sure that you’ve heard of the on-campus incidents already – we want to equip you with resources to help.  If you are a victim of harassment please do not hesitate to contact Bobby or your College adviser – and there is a reporting link below.

The U is committed to equity and diversity.
  • UMN Equity and Diversity Vision Framework — definition of diversity on page 5 includes
    • People of color, including underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations;
    • People with both visible and invisible disabilities;
    • Women
    • People of various gender and sexual identities and expressions;
    • First-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • CLA Core Career Competencies, include “engaging diversity” and “active citizenship and community engagement”

The University has an EEOA policy and a way to register a complaint


Highlighting Spring 2017 Courses

Sociology Courses 

SOC 3090/5090 Section 1 – Lecture Topic: Immigration to the U.S.: Beyond Walls w/Prof. Jack DeWaard

This course will identify & critically evaluate the many layers, nuances, & contradictions involved in immigration to the United States from a sociological perspective while also incorporating insights from other fields in & outside of the social sciences. The topic of immigration – including some of the labels that are used to describe this phenomenon – is one of the most politically and emotionally charged issues in the United States and in other parts of the world today. Students will be encouraged and guided through the process of peeling back the layers to understand immigration to the United States from vantage points in and outside of sociology and the social sciences more generally.

Soc 3090 Section 2 – On Drugs: Pleasures, Panics & Punishment w/Prof. Teresa Gowan

The course offers a deep immersion in the literature on comparative drug cultures and interventions from an interdisciplinary perspective (drawing primarily on sociology, psychology, and history) – giving them a strong grasp of this body of knowledge and requiring them to understand and compare the approaches of different disciplines and interdisciplinary theoretical traditions through application to this topic.

Deep immersion in the literature on comparative drug cultures and interventions exposes the students to radically different orientations to substance use, which in turn serve as a lens on themes of spirituality, self-control, medicine and more in societies from diverse pre-Colombian American civilizations, ancient Babylon, Greece, and Rome, to contemporary differences between the abstinence orientation of US drug policy and the harm reduction philosophy more institutionalized in Switzerland, Portugal, and Canada, for example.

The Institute of Child Development

CPsy 2310 Special Topics – Child Life Theory and Practice

This 3 credit elective course will be taught Sarah Wiebler, a Certified Child Life Specialist, and will provide an introduction to the growing trend in healthcare of practicing Family-Centered Care with a strong focus on the Child Life profession. This course will meet the required topics of study as identified by the Child Life Council. The major goals include:

1) gaining an understanding of Family-Centered Care,
2) identifying how illness, injury and hospitalization impacts a child’s development and family system,
3) gaining an understanding of the Official Documents of the Child Life Council,
4) examining the elements of therapeutic play in a clinical setting, and
5) identifying the techniques and outcomes of preparation methods for healthcare encounters.

CPsy 2310 Special Topics – Child Life Theory and Practice

Spring 2017
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30*
Peik Hall 225
*this course is partially online

This will be a great opportunity for any student interested in a health profession to learn about patient and family-centered care, and this course offers a unique opportunity for students interested in the Child Life profession as there are very few course offerings in the state of Minnesota that meet the Child Life Council’s requirement for students to take a course with a certified child life specialist.

Fairs and Events

Upper Midwest Law Fair at the University of Minnesota Law School

Friday, November 18th
Proctored free practice LSAT at 1:30pm
Click Here to Register

Student Veterans Appreciation Day

Mark your calendars for the 10th annual Student Veterans Appreciation Day event! This celebration is well-staffed with ROTC student volunteers, so please just stop by to show your appreciation to our student veterans and service members. Everyone is welcome!

Each year, we host an event to honor the unique commitment of folks who are both a veteran or service member AND a University of Minnesota student.

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (no RSVP required)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union

Here are a few highlights of the event:
First 200 student veterans receive a commemorative t-shirt
Pizza and games for all (bring your friends!)
Information fair for veterans (including the University and community partners)
Relaxation resources: PAWS, a masseuse from Boynton, and Reiki courtesy of CSPH

Please join us and the University community as we say “thank you” to our student veterans and service members on November 15. We look forward to celebrating you!

Direct any event questions to Elizabeth Abbot at abbot124@umn.edu


Bender Virtual Career Fair: Employment for People With Disabilities

Tuesday, November 15th
9:00am – 2:00pm EST
Cost: FREE! Register here!

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students & alumni with disabilities to attend. Students and alumni are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions. Questions? Contact bender@careereco.com

For more information, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3199).

Graduate School

UMN Master of Human Rights – Accepting Applications

A two year professional degree which prepares students for careers in human rights practice at the global level. This degree is being offered jointly by CLA and the Humphrey School.

We are recruiting students for the 2017 academic year.

We have two upcoming webinars to provide interested applicants with more information about the application process as well as the program in general.

November 3, 2016 8 pm (GMT -5) register at: http://z.umn.edu/18iq
November 4, 2016 8 am (GMT -5) register at: http://z.umn.edu/18io

To be eligible for merit based aid, students should apply by December 15, 2016.




Mulhollem Cravens Leadership Scholarship

Apply by: Wednesday, December 14th

$5,000 Internship Award for CLA Students — CLA Career Services introduces the Mulhollem Cravens Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity will combine the hands-on experience of a summer internship with an internship reflection course, enhanced career coaching and alumni mentoring opportunities.

For more information, and to apply, visit cla.umn.edu/leadership-scholarship

Truman and Beinecke Scholarships

Once again the University of Minnesota will be nominating outstanding juniors for the Truman and Beinecke Scholarships this year.  Both of these competitions award $30,000 for graduate study, Truman for students who plan careers in public service and will attend appropriate graduate programs, and Beinecke for students who will enter graduate programs in the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences.  Successful Truman applicants will have records of significant leadership and community service in addition to strong academic records.  Beinecke applicants must have a record of receiving need-based financial aid and academic records that will gain them admission to top graduate programs in their disciplines.



Employment & Internship

Brooklyn Park Police Department Has Cadet Openings and Is Accepting Applications

We are striving to more widely publish career opportunities to interest more diverse applicants and increase police department diversity.
NEW! Police Cadet (part-time) – Police Department
Application Here!
or on goldpass.umn.edu

Job Title: Police Cadet (part-time) – Police Department
Opening Date/Time: Mon. 11/07/16 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 11/20/16 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $20.22 – $25.98 Hourly
Job Type: Regular Part-Time Benefited
Location: Brooklyn Park Police Department – North Station, 5400 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Department: Police
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.

If you have any questions or need help getting the job posting contact hirecla@umn.edu.

Summer Fellowship Opportunity in Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts

About the Program:
The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) invites applications for a ten-week paid summer research internship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors) in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The program will be held from May 21 to July 27, 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MURAP seeks to prepare talented and motivated underrepresented students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, or those with a proven commitment to diversity and to eradicating racial disparities in graduate school and the academy, for graduate study in fields in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The program provides students with a rigorous research experience under the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor.

Each participant will receive:
-Generous stipend
-Campus housing
-Meal allowance
-Writing, Communication Skills and Professional Development workshops
-GRE prep course (and all necessary materials)
-Paid domestic travel expenses to and from Chapel Hill

The student application is available online and the application deadline is February 10, 2017. For more details about the program, please see the attached announcement.

To access an application, or for additional information about MURAP, please visit our website at http://www.murap.unc.edu or contact Ashley Lee, Program Coordinator, at murap@unc.edu.