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Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change (CSSC) Elective Course Learning Outcomes Form

Dear PSR Student,

This form must be submitted at the beginning of each elective course you take towards your CSSC to ensure that the course you take fulfills to some extent the program learning outcomes and contributes to your CSSC Immersion Capstone FERS 3001 required in your last semester of the program. A copy of this form will be sent to you, your advisor, the CSSC Director and the Office of Academic Affairs when you hit the "Submit" button.

For further questions about this form, please contact the CSSC Director, Jay Johnson at
1. Student, Advisor and Course Information
2. Describe how this course will help you achieve the program learning outcomes: *This question is required.
Evaluation on how this course will help me achieve this learning outcome
Participate in and demonstrate an understanding of various spiritual formation practices (such as meditation and contemplative prayer, liturgical worship and table fellowship, sacred dance and the visual arts, to name just a few)
Articulate the significance of personal transformation for the work of social changemaking^
Engage in cultural and political analysis both theologically and ethically, especially for insights into structural inequality, systemic injustice, and institutionalized oppressions
Recruit and prepare faith communities to engage in collaborative partnerships with programs and organizations devoted to systemic social change for the common good
Evaluate&appropriate diverse strategies for changemaking drawn from the worlds of social innovation, non-profit organizations, and grass-roots community organizing,; identify the ...role of spiritual practice/formation in those strategies
Develop skills for transformative leadership suitable for building coalitions committed to the work of social and economic justice, demonstrated with attention to the issues involving professional boundaries, institutional power, and social ethics
^(such as: recognizing and addressing one’s own collusion with institutional systems of oppressive power; analyzing the multiple social locations one occupies and the varying degrees of privilege they might carry; and acknowledging one’s contributions to unjust social and cultural systems and the ongoing need to seek forgiveness, healing, and reconciliation);
3. Please attach a copy of the syllabus for this course. *This question is required.