INTS 294: Service-Learning Experience
INTS 294-001: Mason Service Corps
Section Information for Spring 2016
Students in this course engage in service work with a local nonprofit or social/environmental service agency. The class will meet every other week for critical reflection discussions about community engagement issues such as: the difference between addressing need and addressing root causes, how to influence real change, social justice, and the roles and responsibilities of being a member of a community. Students may choose their own service placement, assistance is provided to those who need it. Register for 1 credit for 45 hours of service over the semester. Register for 2 credits for 90 hours of service.
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Course Information from the University Catalog
Service-learning courses offer students, faculty, and community partners an opportunity to work together to integrate and apply knowledge to address community needs. Learning goals, action strategies, and assignments developed collaboratively. Students demonstrate progress through critical reflection that illustrates growth in acquiring and comprehending values, skills, and knowledge content. Critical reflection may take the form of papers, presentations, portfolios, journals, and exams. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
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