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IDS 100 Service Learning I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 1 Internship
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: Participation in service to the community that incorporates academic skills and knowledge to produce meaningful, real-world results.

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis level) Integrate academic knowledge and skills from discipline specific classes with meaningful service to the community.
2. (Comprehension level) In collaboration with community partner, identify specific needs of the community.
3. (Synthesis level) In collaboration with community partner, develop methods to address the needs of the community.
4. (Synthesis level) Develop personal values related to civic involvement and social responsibility.
5. (Application level) Apply theories and concepts of civic, social, and individual responsibility from course material to practical experiences in meaningful service to the community.
6. (Analysis level) Articulate the reasons for and benefits of civic engagement from both a personal and societal perspective.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. In collaboration with community partner, invest a minimum of 37.5 hours in service to the community.
2. In collaboration with community partner, create a service project which adequately addresses the identified needs of the community.
3. Reflect on the value and benefits of civic engagement using such devices as blogs, discussion threads, reflection journals, etc.
4. Through written and/or oral discourse, reflect upon the service learning experience as it relates to personal values, civic, and social responsibility.
5. Demonstrate, either orally or in writing, the integration of discipline specific knowledge and skills with commmunity service.
6. Using reflection journals, blogs, and discussions, identify practical applications of civic and social theories.