Service, Social Justice, and the Western Humanities Sequence will offer a new, informal discussion component this year, in addition to the usual lectures and precepts, giving students a chance to think about how ancient texts engage with current social justice issues.
The social justice conversations are offered in collaboration with the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) and designed to motivate students to look outward into the community, to think about the relationship between service and academic work, and to ask contemporary questions that might frame what we can learn from these texts of the past.
“At Princeton, service is about responding to societal issues in a thoughtful and effective way,” said Trisha Thorme, ProCES director. “These discussions will help students develop an ethical and theoretical framework for responsible community engagement.”
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