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<strong>Need an extra unit to graduate? Give us two days.</strong><br /><br />
These courses are designed to allow SDSU undergraduate students to earn extra units for graduation while at the same time learning about the latest trends and hot topics in a variety of areas. Courses are currently offered in political science, public administration, and sociology. Each course consists of only two class meetings; typically a Friday/Saturday combination. Community members are also welcome to enroll.
<strong>Upcoming Fall 2015 Offerings</strong><br /><br/>
PA 496: Using Restorative Conferencing<br />
Friday, August 14, 3-9 pm<br />
Saturday, August 22, 8 am-5 pm<br /><br/>
Instructors: <br/>Justine Darling (Lead Facilitator), Restorative Practice Coordinator, SDUSD <br/>Mayte Benitez, Restorative Conferencing Specialist, National Conflict Resolution Center
Registration for PA 496: Using Restorative Conferencing will begin in late June.
<strong>Financial Aid</strong><br />
Courses may be eligible for financial aid if the student is using the units within their major to complete their degree. Please contact the <a href="http://www.sdsu.edu/financialaid" target="_blank">Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships</a> for more information.<br /><br />
Courses meet on the SDSU campus. Classroom numbers are listed with each course.<br /><br />
Courses typically meet on a Friday evening and all day on Saturday of the following week. Specific start and end times vary. These courses are usually offered during the fall and spring terms, though occasionally there may be summer offerings. Additional courses may be added throughout the semester; check back for updates.<br /><br />
<strong>Course Level</strong><br />
These are undergraduate, upper-division courses. Each course is one unit.<br /><br />
Grading is on a Credit/No Credit basis. No letter grades will be assigned. Students must attend all meetings and complete all assignments to receive credit.<br /><br />
You may register online, by phone, by mail, or in person at the <a href="/Pages/Engine.aspx?id=64#office">College of Extended Studies Registration Office</a> in the Gateway Center, facing Hardy Avenue. Be sure to register early; courses may be cancelled if there are not enough students enrolled.<br /><br />
<strong>Transferring Credit</strong><br />
Students from other universities should first check with their school to make sure these units will transfer. Approval is up to the receiving institution.
This course will focus on the history, concepts, principles and theory of restorative practices, and give an overview of the main restorative tools including community building circles and restorative conferencing. The course will compare retributive and restorative approaches to justice and help professionals develop a trauma informed lens in working with youth. Special attention is paid to the experience of victims and offenders and psychological effects of harm, shame, and reintegration. Interactive skill building activities will include practicing nonviolent communication, building consensus and empathy, and emotional regulation.
This course will focus on implementing restorative practices in school settings including challenges of restorative practices implementation and organizational change, barriers and missteps in implementation, recovery and contingency approaches, as well as available local, regional and state resources. We will use individual student case studies to look at how to implement restorative practices in different school settings. This course will explore types of restorative circle processes and the psychology behind the circle. Interactive skill-building activities will include learning different circle structures to lead groups in dialogue regarding a range of purposes including community building and home circles in classrooms.
Interest form - http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/client/iw/forms/site/oneunit.html