Challenging Traditional Boundaries in a Community Studies Course
AbstractThe University of South Florida is searching for ways to redefine itself by challenging the traditional boundaries between research and teaching. With this in mind, we created a community studies course that confronts many of the dichotomies found in the university. Through the study of a neighborhood undergoing dramatic change, we implemented nontraditional teaching methods to create a dynamic course that affected the way students understand the city in which they live and also enhanced their intellectual development.
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