SPIA 1024: Community Service Learning
This course provides an introduction to community service learning with an emphasis on the development of civic agency. Students will explore critical perspectives on community, ethical community engagement, service and volunteerism, servant leadership, and social change. They will discuss the socio-political dynamics inherent in community development and problem solving, and will participate in significant community engagement, service-learning experiences, reflection, and the development of a personal community engagement plan.
Why take it?
This course will allow students to identify their strengths and develop new skills and competencies relevant to civic agency and leadership of community initiatives. Through team-based experiences and service learning, students will develop interpersonal communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills which will be transferable to a variety of professional contexts.
SPIA 1024 fulfills an elective in the Global Business Practices to Improve the Human Condition Pathways minor.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course fulfills Pathways requirements in Reasoning in the Social Sciences, Ethical Reasoning, and Intercultural and Global Awareness.