Dr. A. Weiner - Metropolitan College of NY - Fall 2007

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Assignment #1

PART 1 - To be completed by Session #2

Your first assignment is to complete the Student Contact Information Form (link in left column) and submit it to Dr. Weiner.

You will receive an e-mail invitation to join the class discussion forum hosted at Google. Please be patient. This is not an automated system and Dr. Weiner has to review your contact form before sending the invitation. Do not submit the contact form again.

PART 2 - To be completed by Session #4

To complete this assignment you will follow the directions to join the discussion forum and post a short statement (2-3 sentences) to introduce yourself to the class. This posting will be viewed by all the members of the class.

To post your response in the proper section, read the email that says "Introductions" and reply to that post.

Assignment #2

Understanding the Bronx as a Community due by Session #7

Using the U.S. Census Bureau Web Site, http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html, collect information on the Bronx. Write a summary that: 1) describes the social demographics of the population and 2) economic information about the community.

What are the implications for the political, social and economic functioning of this community? Your paper should be completed in 2-3 double-spaced, typed pages and should make relevant references to your readings.

Assignment #3

Designing Community Based Interventions due by Session #13

Using the information that you collected for the previous assignment, what community interventions might be appropriate for improving the lives of people living within this community. Describe in detail one feasible community interventions. Include the community need this intervention is designed to address, resources that are needed, sources of support, and potential methods for evaluating the outcome. Your paper should be completed in 3-5 double-spaced, typed pages and should make relevant references to your readings.

Fall 2007