The interdisciplinary course, Rural Community Field Studies invites students from the social sciences, business, humanities, and the natural sciences. This experiential seminar will explore what it means to be part of a community and how individuals serve to create and promote community cohesion within a rural environment. Students will also observe democratic theory from a deliberative perspective while building skills for dialogue and small group facilitation, civic engagement, and social justice. Topics include moral and ideological disagreement, creating social change through an engaged citizenry, and moving from talk to action in the public sphere.
Faculty from the Social Sciences Department and the Center for Rural Partnerships will work with students on a weekly basis through face to face class time and out of class communications. Students enrolled in the Rural Community Field Studies course will work directly with citizens of Haverhill, NH to develop monthly topics and provide facilitation for productive local dialogue around each topic.
Professor: Suzanne Moberly, Adjunct, Department of Social Sciences: email@example.com.
Campus Contact for Haverhill Civic Forum: firstname.lastname@example.org