This semester-long course provides degree-seeking students an opportunity to engage in an approved immersive community service-learning experience within their field of study. Working with departmentally approved community partners, students will complete specific service projects and activities that support their major coursework. The goal is to connect the classroom experiences and critical thinking skills within the major to the importance and need of community service and civic responsibility.
Students will register for one to three tuition-bearing credit hours and be required to complete 40 hours of service per credit hour. A detailed reflection/research paper regarding the experience is required. This course may be used as general elective credit within the major and is graded as Pass/Fail. It may be repeated for up to three credit hours. Students interested in enrolling in UNV 301 must contact the Center for Service to obtain a proposal form, that will need to be approved by the academic department chair.