2017 LLCEC College-Like Classes
Monday and Wednesday Course Options:
The Joys of Public Speaking: This course will teach students to overcome their public speaking fears by teaching them techniques to overcome their fears. This class will assign students poems and speeches from the Civil Rights Era and from famous Latinx artist, poets, and leaders.
Los Kentuquianos: The Roots and Culture of Latinos in the Bluegrass
This class will give students the opportunity to learn and think critically about the history of Latinos and Spanish-speakers in Kentucky. We’ll use a variety of informational sources including news reports, videos, creative writing, oral histories, and students’ own experiences to identify key points in this community’s history. Students will work in groups to identify and propose solutions to challenges faced by Latinos and Spanish-speakers living in Kentucky. Finally, students will collaborate with peers to create a brief oral presentation that shows how their individual family stories link to the overall history of this community.
Analyzing College Mission Statements and Latina/o Community Engagement
Colleges welcome racially and ethnically diverse student bodies and promote inclusivity. But do they "walk the walk," meeting Latinas/os where they live and work? Dr. Hill-Zuganelli teaches students how to research college websites to determine their commitments to authentic engagement. Cutting through the fluff, the goal is to practice critical analysis skills using real data and promote bridge-building between campuses and greater communities. Please bring a laptop, smartphone, or Web access device to do live research.
Understanding Math: Tutoring and Support for Algebra through Calculus
Math Tutoring and Support course coveringbasic Algebra, Pre-Algebra, CollegeTrigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III; A course in one-variable calculus, including problems from analytic geometry. A student taking this course should have a least completed a year of Pre-Calculus during High School. (This course will ONLY teach definitions and shortcuts of doing derivatives)"
We are powerful: Unapologetic immigrant S/heros
Immigrants are badass. We are unapologetic, powerful and savvy. We exist because of our ancestors and we rise because of our culture and communities. Join this class to learn about the accomplishments and hardships that immigrants have moved through to survive and the gifts they contribute to our global community. Be a part of a conversation that allows you to explore your journey as an immigrant and the funds of knowledge you contribute to each other. You are somebody and you are powerful.
Spanish, Spanglish, Calo, y mas- Linguistic reflections on identity
An exploration of Mexican-American/Chican@ identity through reading and class discussion of ""Corky"" Gonzalez' epic poem, Yo Soy Joaquin, and selected others by noted Chican@ writers. Students will be invited to create their own poetic reflection on their various cultural/linguistic heritages based on their personal experiences.
A Career in the Fire Service
The Lexington Fire Department serves the citizens of Fayette County responding to various calls including fire suppression, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and technical rescue. The LFD also handles arson investigations, building inspections, community services, public education, and many other services for this community. When you become a firefighter, you become part of a family. The firefighters you work side by side with become as close to you as your own family members. There are not many jobs as rewarding as a firefighter – the camaraderie, the helping of others, having pride in what you do, job security, and just an overall good feeling about yourself.
Tuesday and Thursday Course Options:
ACT Crash Course
A significant portion of the college application process is dependent on your ACT score. Your score determines scholarship eligibility, course selection, and college admission. The goal of this course is to introduce you to the ACT and test-taking strategies. At the end of the course, you will be provided with full-length tests so you can practice at home.
Historical Racism in America: From Terrorism to Hope
Survey of Latin American history, case studies and current political events. History of why and how Latin Americans have been exploited since the “discovery” of the New World by exploring economic and social responses to globalization on a macro level. Focus on modern effects from centuries of imperialism, especially immigration to US and the history of protesting for equal opportunities.
Intro to Political Science
This course will teach students about political science. Specifically students will learn the basics of the major fields of political science: government, international relations, law, public policy, and political research methods. Students will learn how the field of political science can help them better understand and improve their communities.
Campaigning in the Commonwealth, how to influence public policy through education, advocacy and general politicking. This class will focus on the ways to influence public policy through a variety of educational and legislative methods. Students will have an opportunity to learn about different legislative campaigns and hear from elected officials on what it looks like to be a part of an electoral campaign. Discussion topics will focus on civil liberties issues including immigration policy.
Voices From the Margins: Indigenous and Afro-Latino Communities
Join us to learn about the cultural histories and contributions of Indigenous and Afro-Latino communities in Latin America! We will work together to study the diverse cultures of the Americas and produce Photo Journals or other creative projects to celebrate their contributions and histories.
Intro to Family Studies
Introduces the study of the family, including important frameworks in family science, trends in marriage, and family life, gender role theory, family life theory, parenthood communication, economics of family life, conflict, divorce, step-families, and step-parenting, and family strength.
Oppression and Social Justice
In this class we will define the features of Oppression, identify what oppression is and what it is not. Explore and learn about the 5 Faces of oppression model. Critically analyze and apply the model to a group of people in order to identify their oppressed status. Discuss how we as members of society contribute to oppression as the oppressors. Explore the system of castas and how that contributes to our internalized oppression and colorism.