An interdisciplinary introduction to community and civic engagement for students interested in preparing the groundwork for undertaking further experiential educational opportunities (eg, Internships, Study Abroad, CSL). Students work in teams to complete community projects while also learning basic skills in experiential learning.
An in-depth exploration of theories and practices of civic engagement and community change for students who have already completed a course with a Community Service-Learning component or have substantial volunteer experience. Topics may include community engagement as a way of knowing, the political contexts of voluntarism, narratives of self and the social, concepts of community and citizenship, and community-based research methods. *NOTE:
Not open to students with credit in CSL 300.
Previous Syllabi: W 2006 W 2007 W 2008 W 2009 W 2010 F 2010 W 2012 W 2013 W 2014 W 2015
CSL 350/360 and 550/560: Spring Immersion Course
Content in this course varies from year to year, under the broad theme of community issues. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. This course may require payment of an additional registration fee. CSL 350 and 360 are co-requisites, and are designed to facilitate the delivery of immersion programs with a significant service-learning component.
Previous Syllabi: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
CSL 480: Individual Study in Community Service-Learning
Individual directed study on topics for which no specific course is currently offered. Prerequisite: Consent of Community Service-Learning Director, and completion of a 3- credit course with a CSL component. CSL 480 provides students the opportunity to engage in a focused study of either a specific organization/context or the theory of service-learning. Generally, these courses will include a community-based service-learning component, and can be taught by any interested instructor. Interested students should download the CSL 480 application form and contact David Peacock, Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 780.492.9252 for assistance in setting up their CSL 480 course.