Dec 09, 2023  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024
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SOCY 2500 - Community Leadership Practicum

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: POLS 1500 , POLS 1700 , and SOCY 1210  

(replaces but does not equate to POLS 2000)

This course will involve volunteer/internship hours, organized with the student(s), instructor, and community partner(s). Students will participate in weekly or biweekly meetings with the instructor, and keep a reflective journal throughout the process. This course will be available only to students who are in the certificate program, and have successfully completed POLS 1500, POLS 1700, and SOCY 1210. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Students will analyze the mission, vision, policies, and service context of a community organization.


  1. Explain the mission and goals of the organization, and how they are reflected in the organization’s work.
  2. Analyze and identify the issues, policies, and culture related to the organization’s specific work and goals.
  3. Observe and reflect on the organization’s work and interaction with the community it serves.

Outcome 2: Students will identify and examine the issues, policies and service context learned in coursework and apply them to them to the internship experience.


  1. Identify the leadership and organizing practices and models used by the organization.
  2. Explain how the group is organized, including roles, responsibilities, and leadership structure.
  3. Practice leadership and organizing roles and strategies within the organization (under the guidance/direction of the organization’s leadership).

Outcome 3: Students will be able to formulate a reflection and analysis of organizing and leadership within a local community organization.


  1. Document the student’s off-campus work and experience during the semester.
  2. Analyze student work experience in the context of program goals and materials.
  3. Evaluate the student’s own development in the field related to program work and materials.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Content to be determined based on arrangement with organization, student, and faculty.
Student and organization will be provided with guidelines and obligations that will be adhered to by the student and organization.
Primary Faculty
Zaranek, Rochelle
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Williams-Chehmani, Angie
Pritchett, Marie

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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