Exploring the Nexus Between Human Services and Sociology Through Engaged Scholarship

Michelle Kelso,

Steven A. Tuch


This article explores the cross-disciplinary nexus between the fields of Human Services and Sociology at The George Washington University, USA. The authors discuss programmatic changes recently implemented in the curriculum of the Human Services Program in an effort to align it more closely with the disciplinary focus of Sociology while maintaining the Program’s distinctive strengths. Using engaged scholarship as its pedagogical cornerstone, the Human Services Program seeks to deepen the knowledge and skills of its undergraduate majors by linking service learning and community-based research. The authors reflect upon both the successes and challenges of this effort.


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