Connections between coursework + community

Become involved with the local community while pursuing a degree in American Studies. This service learning opportunity gives you a chance to make connections between what you learn in class and what can be found in town within a range of social organizations. A service learning internship helps you make professional connections and gain experience to inform your prospects for the future.

AMST-X 370 Service Learning in American Studies (1–3 cr.)

This course enables our advanced undergraduates to make intellectual connections between scholarly pursuits and community involvement. You arrange 1 to 3 credit hours of service work either on creative projects that benefit a community (however defined), or with local nonprofit organizations, government agencies, activist groups, or foundations. Under the direction of your faculty sponsor, you will develop a project outline consistent with American Studies inquiry and concerns, a method of accountability, and a final report. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. For authorization to enroll, you need to complete and submit the proposal form one week prior to the beginning of the semester in which the course will be taken.

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