Content with Disciplines : Service-Learning

Community-Based Research in Urban Settings

Introduction and Background to the Course In November 1999, the DU/Northwestside Schools Partnership received funding to collaborate with the Piton Foundation in a research and evaluation component of the DeWitt-Wallace/Beacon Project Evaluation. Beacons are extended-service schools—schools that open before the start of the traditional academic day and offer a range of enriching activities in the afternoon through evening hours, as well as on weekends and over the summer. Their purpose is to answer the pressing need for productive and meaningful activities for children and youth during the non-school hours. There are three Beacon sites in Denver: Cole Beacon Neighborhood Center,…

Introduction to Service in Democratic Communities

IntroductionThis is a course about people living together in democratic communities and the particular role community service plays in support of those communities. Since the 1960s, community service in a wide variety of settings has become a significant way in which we accomplish public goals. We will examine critically this approach to "public work" and seek to understand how service might be more effective in improving community life. In class, we will bring together your service experience with other course materials around the course's key concepts: service, community, and democratic citizenship. A glance at the course outline below will show…

Community Outreach

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In light of the Jesuit vision of education as transformative of both the individual and society, this class will combine an academic study of the foundations of the contemporary movement toward service learning with direct involvement in the experience of community outreach. We will begin with an examination of varied understandings of education, especially as they reflect on the relationship between the individual and society. After reflecting on the relationship between individualism and community, we will then focus on some of the philosophical and theological roots of community service. We will conclude with a study of some of…

Leadership and Community Service

Course Objectives: to increase understanding of leadership theories and concepts to utilize community service as an introduction to service, civic responsibility, and leadership to provide opportunities and methods for reflection to integrate discussions on diversity, ethics, social justice, community, and civic responsibility with leadership and service to gain an understanding of and appreciation for multiple perspectives and how power and privilege shape these perspectives to explore personal values with respect to leadership, service, and diversity to develop a personal philosophy of service and leadership through critical analysis of social issues, reflection, and practice to increase students’ ability to work in…

Leadership & Community Service

Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30pm to 1:45pm-Cole Field House 3114 Instructor:Jennifer M. Pigza Coordinator, Community Service Programs COURSE FRAMEWORK & OBJECTIVES The components of this course are designed to work together to nourish your current and future commitments to the common good. We’ll do this through what Paulo Freire calls praxis-the cyclic relationship between theory and practice-and what service-learning theorists call the PARE Model preparation, action, reflection, and evaluation. Throughout the semester we·ll be reading, discussing, serving, experimenting, researching, reflecting, and writing. Specifically the components of this course include service- learning, writing assignments, discussion, in-class reflection activities, and group projects and…

Public Service, Community Organizing, and Social Change

Through service-learning, this seminar explores the experience of democratic citizenship in a multicultural society, focusing on the role of the activist in public service, community organizing, and social change. Internships in Philadelphia or Chester (5 hours/week), dialogue with local activists, and popular education pedagogy enrich reflection upon and analysis of other topics including: individual and community empowerment; public policy at the grassroots; urban politics; communication and coalition-building across differences of race, gender, class; leadership and organizing skills development. In the United States near the end of the 20th century, poverty, racism, homelessness, inadequate education, lack of access to health care,…

The Community Child Project: An Innovative Service Learning Undergraduate Research Project

This is a team project supported by members of the "Community Child" Advisory Board: *Syracuse University faculty: Professor Michael Burkard, Faculty, English/Creative Writing Professor Rosaria Champagne, Faculty, English/Women's Studies (Project Coordinator) Professor Bill Coplin, Faculty, Public Affairs Professor Kathy Hinchman, Faculty, Education/Reading/Language Arts Professor Sandy Hurd, Faculty, Honors Program and School of Management Professor Eileen Schell, Faculty, English/Writing Program Professor Binette Tiffault, Children's Book Author and SU/ESF Writing Instructor *Syracuse University staff Ms. Pamela Heintz, Director, Center for Public and Community Service *Syracuse University Undergraduates, to enroll for URP credit in fall 1998 and spring 1999: *Members of a child-advocacy…

Community Service in American Culture

Public and Community Service Studies at Providence College Furthering the mission of Providence College, Public and Community Service Studies involves a systematic and rigorous study of the major conceptual themes of community, service, compassion, public ethics, social justice and social change, and leadership. The goals of the major include providing students with the civic skills of critical thinking, public deliberation and communication, public problem solving, collective action and community building. The Course Within the context of the public and community service studies curriculum, this course provides the historical context for understanding community service in American culture. Contemporary understandings of community…

Public Service Practicum

It is imperative that each CA attends every Tuesday class and arrives by 2:30 P.M. If you are unable to attend a class, please contact Rick or Dana via phone or e-mail as early as possible. Course Overview:The second semester of Practicum is designed to continue serving as a resource for you, individually and collectively, as you become deeply embedded in your community-based organization and as you assist students serving with that organization with their own learning. This semester the focus will be upon Public Problem Solving (PPS), particularly the concepts and skills associated with PPS. The Practicum will challenge…

Service Learning: Modern Dance

Service-Learning: Modern Dance is a course designed specifically to offer the Modern Dance Major a practical experience in community service. The class, which meets once a week for 90 minutes, is an elective open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors (as to second year graduate students) in Modern. Course credit is variable (1-3 credit hours depending on the number of hours students devote to their service activity. The course will require each student to complete a brief community assessment and select an organization or area that interests them. Students will then propose a project and meet with the appropriate representatives to…

Applied Watershed Systems Restoration – Service Learning

Watershed Restoration in the Schools and CommunityWinter/Spring 2000 Semester Students with disabilities who may need accommodations please see me as soon as possible during office hours or by appointment. ESSP/SL MLO #11: Students must be able to share the relevance and importance of science with the culturally, linguistically, technologically, and economically diverse populations of our regional, national, and global communities. Students must be able to combine their ESSP discipline based knowledge with community experiences resulting in a new knowledge brought about by attention to the issues of social responsibility, justice, diversity, and compassion. Core Course Questions:1. How does participation in…

Spanish – Service-learning

SPRING 2000Office: 223 Rogers-StoutHours: MWF 11:30-12:30, TR2:30-3;30Required Text: Introduction to Spanish Translation by Jack Child Course Description and Background: This is the first Service-Learning course to be offered in the Department of Foreign Languages. This course has been developed through an interdisciplinary team effort by faculty and students ETSU and as an essential component of & Kellogg III Expanding Community Partnerships Project entitled: Language and Culture Resource Center/Bilingual Media. The goal of the project is to assist in the integration of Hispanics into the predominant community, specifically in Unicoi county, one of the counties targeted by the Kellogg III grant….

Spanish with Service Learning

The goal of the Service Learning program is to present you with practical, real-life experiences in which your cultural awareness and relative proficiency in a foreign language may be utilized through service to the community. The hope is that through a service learning component you will realize a practical application of your developing skills while beginning a lifelong interest in community service and civic responsibility. This project represents a new disciplinary link to the growing Service Learning program at Alma College. The long-range goals for the program are two-fold: first, to expand awareness and services available to the Hispanic community…

Environmental Ethics

Introduces students to ethical theory as applied to current environmental issues. As a service-learning class student projects will assist a selected agency working locally on environmental issues. Projects may include trail work, aiding community recycling programs, improving wildlife habitat or raising environmental awareness among local school children. Agencies selected will reflect the range of the environmental spectrum from the Sierra Club to the Division of Wildlife Resources. The class is worth four credit-hours and includes three hours of service each week. Meeting Service-Learning Criteria 1) provides needed service to community: Service projects will either directly help manage or improve environmental quality…

Ethics 3

Course ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to help the student understand the fundamental concepts of ethics, such as the concept of the good life, egoism, the relationship of religion to ethics, and consequence-based and duty-based ethics. Second, through confronting ethical issues and case studies, the student will have an increased understanding of how to analyze ethical issues and cases and make more informed ethical decisions. TextbooksBarbara MacKinnon. Ethics: Theory and Contentporary Issues. San Francisco, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company. ISBN 0-534-2-3.10 Assignments 1. Review Exercises for each unit, due the date posted for the assignment. 2. One Final Exam 3….