May 08, 2021
INST 2222C - Community-based Research and Service-learning in Ecuador
This class takes place in Ecuador and introduces students to the concept of service-learning within a cross-cultural and community-based context. Students learn about different models and philosophies of service-learning and work collaboratively on community-identified research and service projects in an under-resourced community in Ecuador. Students explore aspects of their cultural identities and Ecuadorian cultures while gaining an understanding of service-learning in local and international contexts. Students engage in critical thinking about cultural identity, community development, power, privilege, and how these themes relate to research and community development within the context of global service-learning as part of a multidisciplinary research initiative.
Requisites: Permission required. Previous volunteer experience recommended
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 20.0 lecture, 44.0 practicum
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will identify and differentiate service-learning models and philosophies
- Students will gain knowledge of a society other than your own
- Students will analyze and interpret cultural phenomena
- Students will Identify transferable skills that apply to their discipline
- Students will apply principles of assets-based community development in under-resourced communities
- Students will recognize the role of research to formulate and assess community development interventions
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