Community Service-Learning

CSL Designated Courses

CSL-designated courses allow students to develop their underst andings of CSL theory and practice. By completing a certain number of CSL courses students can earn a Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning. See the list of current CSL-designated courses below.

CSL 100: Introduction to Community Engagement (3 credits)

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.

Previous Syllabi: W 2010   W 2011  F 2011  F 2012  F 2013  F 2014  W 2015  F 2015  W 2016  F 2016  W 2017  F 2017


CSL 300: Theory and Practice in Community Service-Learning (3 credits)

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.

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 in Oil and Community (6 Credits)
 
Content in this course varies from year to year, under the broad theme of community issues in an oil economy. 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 (3 credits)

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 (peacock1@ualberta.ca) or 780.492.9252 for assistance in setting up their CSL 480 course.