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Courses at USC PEP

Student volunteers will assist the lead instructor guide the session, but student volunteers can also lead one-on-one discussions, ask questions, and encourage critical thinking among students. It is OK if you do not have any background in the offered courses!

Path to Becoming a Volunteer

1. Complete the USC PEP Fall 2021 Volunteer Application
2. Attend mandatory orientation
3. Register for classes at pepforms.org and submit facility application
4. Get TB tested and submit proof of testing and COVID vaccine at pepforms.org
Complete our Volunteer Interest Form

PEP Courses Offered this Semester

Listed below are the courses offered this semester, both online and in-person.

Intro to Film Studies

Salinas Valley State Prison, California
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
February 21, 2022

Intro to Astronomy

Santa Fe Springs Facility, California
Fridays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
February 21, 2022

Intro to Debate

Halawa Correctional Facility, Hawaii
Thursday, 5:00 - 6:15 PM
February 24, 2022

Introduction to Career Development

California Institute for Women, California
Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
February 21, 2022

Introduction to Philosophy

Santa Fe Women's Facility, California
Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
February 21, 2022

Examples of PEP Courses

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