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SUMMER 2007 SVL 101 - Service-Learning Seminar | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

SVL 101 - Service-Learning Seminar

This course is designed for students to identify and analyze a socially significant need facing the local community and develop and implement a plan to address such a need. Students will examine why this need exists and identify areas of strength to apply to the issue. The course will cover such topics as ethical implications of service, citizenship development, motivation to serve, global issues of service and more. Students will complete critical reflection assignments and exercises that strengthen problem-solving and leadership skills while developing connections with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles. Service-learners are required to serve 135 hours over the course of the semester. Fulfills the requirements for a Social Science course.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (SVL 101-CC1):
In this seminar, students have the opportunity to partner with the Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, a sponsor of the Frederick Douglass International Underground Railroad Conference which will be held Sept. 28-30, 2007 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Students will develop a display on the history of the Underground Railroad and assist the Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission in preparing for the conference.

Students also have the option of designing their own individual service-learning projects, working 135 hours over the summer session with a community agency of their choice.

For additional information on service-learning projects contact Susan Bender at 262-1710. (135 hours)


Service Project (SVL 101-CC2):

In this seminar students have the opportunity to partner with the Rotary Club and work at the Rochester LPGA and Camp Haccamo. The Rochester LPGA is a major fundraiser for Camp Haccamo, an overnight camp for children ages 7-17 and young adults ages 18-28 with developmental and other disabilities.

Students also have the option of designing their own individual service-learning projects, working 135 hours over the summer session with a community agency of their choice.

For additional information on service-learning projects contact Susan Bender at 262-1710. (135 hours)

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