Friday, June 29, 2012

The Student Volunteer class -- Fall 2012

Fall 2012   --  EDUC U211 Community Development

The Student Volunteer

Course # 17285  --  2 credit-hours

Instructor:  Wil McCall

Fall Semester 2012

Mondays only, 4:00-5:20pm

Collins Edmondson Basement Classroom

A Service-Learning Course

Volunteer activity as a college student is more than a resume builder.  It can also provide a significant addition to your academic experience, increased personal growth and insight, a valuable service to the community, and lots of satisfaction.  The focus of this course is to provide a look at the history and philosophy of volunteer activity in America; to consider sociological, psychological, and personal motivators for student involvement in volunteer efforts; to experience first-hand involvement in service opportunities; and to reflect upon personal growth through individual volunteer experience.

Volunteer Experience:  Significant experience as a volunteer in a social service organization and personal reflection upon that experience will be required of each student.  Each student will be encouraged to seek their own placement sites based on their own interests.  Early class sessions with focus on identifying those possibilities.  A minimum of 20 service-hours of active involvement over at least 8-weeks will be expected during the course.  Journal reflections are based on service experiences and build upon one another.  No more than 3 service-hours can be counted per week.