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. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the core theories, principles, philosophies, and practical approaches to service and community building
2. Identify and analyze a socially significant need in the local community
3. Develop, present and implement a plan for addressing such a need
4. Develop effective skills in civic engagement and citizenship, including oral and written communication skills, teamwork, leadership, and diversity awareness.
5. Formulate and evaluate the student’s own commitment to citizenship through critical reflection opportunities
Course Offered Fall and Spring