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Course Description

Service Learning is a method through which community participation, academic subjects, skills, and awareness are linked. Through a combination of community-based learning experiences, reading and writing assignments, and classroom-based learning experiences, this course seeks to foster the development of self-reflective, culturally aware and responsive community participants. Students will complete a minimum of 30 hours of community service work during the semester. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate critical self-reflection of one's own assumptions and stereotypes.
  • Comprehend one's own social and cultural group identities and the relative privilege or marginalization of each.
  • Demonstrate intercultural communication skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the demographics, socio-cultural dynamics and assets of a specific local community.
  • Examine and analyze a community issue in the context of systemic inequities.
  • Enger, participate in, and exit a community of children in ways that do not reinforce systemic injustice.
  • Demonstrate reciprocity and responsiveness in service work with community.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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