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.
Course Offered Fall and Spring
In this seminar students design their own individual service-learning projects, working 135 hours over the semester with a community agency of their choice.