INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 306

SERVICE LEARNING:
THEORY AND PRACTICE

Aimed at 3rd and 4th year students
Offered in Fall Term in 2017-2018
Instructor: Karen Fish
(902) 867-5730
kfish@stfx.ca

At the core of this course, students spend 30-hours working with a community organization that they choose, based on their interested and learning goals.  In seminar-style weekly classes, students explore theories about service learning, experiential learning, volunteerism, and community engagment - theories drawn from a range of academic disciplines.  They reflect on, question, and discuss how these theories relate to their personal service learning experiences.  Students reflect on the dynamics of the student-community-university relationship in their citizen, service and learning roles.  Assignments include a learning proposal, weekly journals, article summaries, and a final paper and presentation.  Three Credits.