Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   INVEST Service Learning

 Title Abbreviation:   INVEST SERV LEARN

 Department:    INV

 Course #:    70

 Credits:    8

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    8.0

 CIP:    320401

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Examines civic responsibility and membership through service-related learning activities with local organizations and groups. Students form teams and identify meaningful ways to contribute to their communities.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 176

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify at least three ways to give back to the community
  2. Demonstrate understanding of a minimum of two personal and two community benefits of civic engagement
  3. Create a plan to be involved in one's community in a meaningful way
  4. Successfully work with a team to plan and implement a service learning project

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to Service Learning
  2. Importance of civic engagement.
  3. Defining and understanding sustainable communities
  4. Articulating a vision
  5. Choosing an organization
  6. Identifying teams and roles
  7. Creating a plan and timeline
  8. Developing a rubric for success
  9. Celebrating accomplishments