Course Abstract Details

HONOR-202, Service Learning: Values and Action

Credits: 1

Course Description

Service Learning: Values and Action Capstone is a participatory action course familiarizing students with service learning and community management, and is a collaborative partnership with the Center for Service Learning. The goal of this course is to integrate leadership development skills, with concepts of group dynamics in an effort to assess community needs, and discuss, analyze, and act on those needs in a team setting. In other words, this class is an active engagement in the process of awareness, consciousness, analysis, and action. This course is only for students participating in the Hill Scholars program. One credit. One billable hour. Additional $300 fee required. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

1. List and describe specific methods to  understand personal values related to community issues (GE 6,7; PG 2,4)
2. List and describe specific methods understand and apply service learning theory to the local community (GE 1,2,6,7; PG3)

3. List and describe specific methods to understand and apply critical reflection skills. (GE 1,2; PG1)
4. List and describe specific methods to understand community needs and identify strategies to address needs. (GE 6,7; PG 3,4)

5. List and describe specific methods to understand critical issues facing the Carroll County community and the State of Maryland. (GE 4,6,7; PG 1,3,4)
6. List and describe specific methods to develop relevant skills in becoming a more effective and engaged community member. (GE 4,6,7; PG 1,4)
7. List and describe specific methods to understand and apply concepts of group dynamics. (GE 1, 7; PG 1,5)
8. List and describe specific methods to understand and apply leadership development skills with a participatory action project. (GE 1,2,6,7; PG 1,3,4,6)
9. List and describe specific methods to work effectively with a project team. (GE 1,2,6,7; PG-1,2,5)
10.Identify and explain Tuckman's Theory on group dynamics as well as understand ways to enhance team performance. (GE 1,2,7; PG1 5)
11.Identify resources on and off campus to assist them in gaining a broader understanding of issues facing the Carroll County Community. (GE 4,6; PG 3,4,7)
12.Locate and use a variety of library services, community resources and resource materials. (GE 4; PG 7)


 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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