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Assignments - 572
(Readings essays & Tent City project)

2009 (Spring Quarter) Readings

2009 (Spring) Class Calendar

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Health Services 572 & 573
Community Development for Health
Featuring an extended case/project concerning Tent City and the University of Washington
Winter & Spring Quarters 2009
(Last update: December 30, 2009)

Note: This class will not be offered in the 2009-2010 academic year. We hope to offer it again in 2010-2011. Stay tuned!

Also Note: In July 2009, UW President Mark Emmert declined to start planning for a UW hosting of Tent City 3. In the fall of 2009, the students again approached Dr. Emmert with a plan where the UW would coordinate educational actitivies with a U-District Church that might host Tent City 3. While Dr. Emmert did not reject that idea, neither did he offer any support from the University. A group of UW students (organized as a Registered Student Organization) are, however, continuing to work on homelessness issues as Students for Civic Engagement on Homelessness (SCEH.) Contact them via their web site if you would like to get involved.

Class Meetings:

572/573 (Winter Quarter) Class meets on Tuesdays (new! T-478) from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm;
573/573 (Spring Quarter) Class meets on Mondays (T-635) from 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm

2009 (Spring) Student Resources:
  1. Dreams From My Father (Section 2 about Chicago) by Barack Obama. (Available from on-line booksellers. We recommend AbeBooks.com.)
  2. Coursepacks "HSERV572-Winter09" and "HSERV572-Spring09" (These will be available for purchase at the Health Sciences UW Book Store in South Campus Center.)

Note: Neighbor Appreciation Day is February 7, 2009.

Click here to E-Post your 1-page readings reflections due SUNDAYS at 7 pm.

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HServ 572 Class of 2009 at Tent City 3 in Shoreline

Ancient Greeks defined idiots as citizens who are so concerned with their private lives and preferences that they fail to attend to, or even comprehend, the common good. Idiots are persons who refuse to be both private and public citizens, as democracy requires. They put personal freedom to do as they please way out in front of the common good, thus undermining the community that secures those freedoms. They fail to see that freedom and community are not opposing forces, but deeply interdependent.

-Walter Parker, Idiocy and Education




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