- To acquaint students with the issues that cause and mitigate homelessness and poverty.
- To engage students in reading about, hearing about, writing about, and doing thoughtful service.
- To develop a personal understanding and ethic of meaningful service.
- To put faces and names to "homeless and poor" people.
- To challenge one's own stereotypes and myths about people.
- To grow and learn in community with others.
- To learn about oneself as one encounters people from all walks of life.
SOCW 175/491: January on the Hill (4 credits). A, S2 (GUR) or SO (GenEd), department credit, satisfies First-Year J-Term Residency Requirement.
$200. Includes all instructional and administrative fees and program related transportation. PLU reserves the right to add a fuel surcharge in response to unanticipated price increase.
These estimated additional costs indicated below are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional expenses not included in the program fee.
- Pre-travel evaluation at the PLU Health Center = $45 *All students are required to visit either the PLU Health Center or a personal healthcare provider to achieve the proper medical clearance. Be aware that other medical providers may charge additional fees that may result in a higher cost than the PLU Health Center.
- Immunizations = a flu shot generally recommended.
- Textbook = estimated $18 to $23 + tax
April 13, 2012, for first consideration. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required with the application. A $75 non-refundable program payment to confirm participation in the course is due within 10 days of notification of acceptance. Maximum 18 students.