Service Learning in American Studies

AMST-X 370

Two students work on a hands-on activity with an excited school-age girl
Course Description

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