Service Learning in Sociology


Application of student-initiated advocacy, contribution, volunteerism, and service in a community setting. Emphasis on the transferral of theoretical knowledge from the classroom to the community by creating an opportunity to examine social/community issues as social constructs in a consumer/self-advocacy focused process. Course work includes research, communication, and critical thinking and intervention skills in a community based service learning project. Students aid community stakeholders in defining and/or clarifying a community issue and creating a sustainable project to help address the issue in their role as social advocates. Students not meeting the prerequisites may take the course with permission of the instructor. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL121 and HSR210 and HSR255 and SOC111 and SPC101.