Living Learning Programs, in the Department of Sociology & Criminology
In 2020-2021, the department created two Living Learning Programs (LLPs) to serve incoming First Time, First Year students, one focusing on Criminology and the other (a partnership with the Political Science Department) focusing on Citizenship & Social Justice. The mission of our LLPs is to engage students through coursework and programming on timely topics related to Crime & the Criminal Justice system, as well as Citizenship & Social Justice.
In 2021-2022, we will host the following LLCs
CRIMINOLOGY Are you an incoming major in Criminology who is interested in a closer connection with the department, students within the department, and departmental resources designed to offer greater support as you transition to college? If so, join your peers in a shared experience through the Criminology Living Learning Program.
In this LLP, you will
- Live with other Criminology students on the same floor in a residence hall,
- Take CRIM 101 together fall semester, and a 200 level Criminology course in the spring,
- Be connected to a peer mentor within the department,
- Participate in events throughout your freshman year both exclusive to the LLC and through programming within the Sociology & Criminology departments generally.
- These events include but aren't limited to:
- Guest talks with criminal justice agents from law enforcement, courts, corrections, victim advocacy, drug abuse intervention and more;
- Vists to correctional institutions, behavioral intervention centers, and courtroom proceedings.
CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL JUSTICE Are you interested in learning more about Social Justice and how you can be involved? Do you want to become more politically engaged, to better understand the processes of democratic participation? If so, join your peers in sharing diverse ideas on these topics and more through the Citizenship & Social Justice (CSJ) Living Learning Program.
In this LLP, you will
- Live with other CSJ students on the same floor in a residence hall,
- Take CSJ 200 Introduction to Social Justice, & PS 110 American National Government together fall semester, and in PS 235: Introduction to Citizenship together in the spring
- Participate in CSJ events throughout your freshman year both exclusive to the LLC and through programming within the Sociology & Criminology and Political Science departments generally.
- These events include but are not limited to
- Talks with local social justica advocates from organizations such as BG for Peace and the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
- Work on political campaigns, get-out-the-vote initiatives, and events associated with the American Democracy Project.
Activities of 2020-2021 LLCs!