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Four Classes Designated As ''Project Pericles'' Courses

Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS) has announced that four courses to be offered during the 2007-2008 academic year have received designation and funding as Project Pericles’s Civic Engagement Courses.

Project Pericles, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that encourages and facilitates commitments by colleges and universities to include education for social responsibility and participatory citizenship as an essential part of their educational programs, in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community.

Courses submitted for Civic Engagement Grants from the twenty-two member colleges were evaluated for creativity, connection to civic responsibility, academic rigor, an evaluation plan, and applicability to future years and others campuses.

The selected Berea College courses, listed with the professors teaching the courses, are: COM 486: Political Communication, Professor Billy Wooten; WST 410: Politics of Food, Professors Peggy Rivage-Seul and Chad Berry; GSTR 110: Questioning of Authority, Professor Dave Porter; HIS 335: Seminar in Modern European History—Social Responses to Poverty, Professor Rebecca Bates.

The Civic Engagement Course grants are funded by The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, The Teagle Foundation, and Project Pericles. Professor Meta Mendel-Reyes, Director of CELTS, serves as the Director of Project Pericles at Berea College.

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