INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 306
THEORY AND PRACTICE
Aimed at 3rd and 4th year students
Offered in Fall Term in 2019-2020
Instructor: Karen Fish
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.