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Filmmaking in Goma, DR Congo

Filmmaking in Goma, DR Congo

Graduate student Cherie Rivers-Ndaliko (PhD '12) working with filmmaker Petna Ndaliko in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Social Engagement Initiative

Social Engagement Initiative

Summer Matters: MotorCity Urban Summer Enrichment, Iman Taylor 2012

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Social Engagement Initiative

The Social Engagement Initiative in the Department of African and African American Studies

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.

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Classes Designated as Social Engagement

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.

Social Engagement Courses
Social Engagement Thesis

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.

Writing a Thesis in Social Engagement