“What makes a good society?” is the guiding question of the Beloit College Duffy Community Partnerships.
“Hands-on! Heads-engaged!” is our motto, as students combine experiential and classroom learning.
This sociology elective (Sociology 285) is open to second, third and fourth year students in all disciplines. Field sites include business, education, health care, government and social service organizations.
The Duffy Partnerships give the students both a macro and micro understanding of how institutions interact within society. At each site students learn from community leaders about the culture, goals, structure, resources and strategies available, and then they focus on a specific project within the organization. All the while they are practicing civic engagement and developing professional competencies. During the weekly seminar they broaden their focus to examine how the various institutions intersect and interact, considering ethics, economics and more.