The issues of social justice, moral responsibility, global perspectives, and personal integrity are some of the foundations of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. That is why putting what you learn into practice is such a critical component in your overall education in this area.
Each semester, courses in the department provide the opportunity for you to directly utilize classroom knowledge in applied educational or human services settings in the Des Moines metropolitan area. Some past examples include working with immigrant children, serving meals to the hungry, mentoring middle school students regarding bullying and addressing food insecurity.
These extremely important experiential courses range from semester-long courses, to weeks of service on Spring Break, to travel abroad courses in May Term, to unique experiences during the semester. You are sure to find something that fits your individual goals and passions.