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Sophomore level core requirement service-learning course: “”Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities”"

California State University, Monterey Bay - CA, California
President: Peter Smith
Contact Person: The CSU Monterey Bay Service Learning Institute is online at http://service.csumb.edu/

For at least three years, the Service Learning Institute will offer sections of SL 200 – Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities, an introductory service learning course, in an effort to “”jump-start”" the development and implementation of this sophomore level core requirement.

SL 200 – Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities (SL) prepares students to enter and exit communities sensitively and respectfully, participate in responsive service, and analyze community needs and assets in the social and institutional context of power and resources. This course directly prepares students to meet the ULR in Community Participation (CP) and provides students the opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and abilities related to their effective completion of upper division service-learning courses and experiences. Students are introduced to the methods, guidelines, and principles of community-based learning as they integrate readings, discussions, simulations, and films, with direct community service experience.

The CSU Monterey Bay Service Learning Institute is online at http://service.csumb.edu/

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As always, we are such fans of Campus Compact (both national and state chapters). Without your assistance, we could not have achieved many of the milestones we have enjoyed over the past two years. Among many other developments, these milestones include hiring a full-time Service-Learning Coordinator; forming a University-wide advisory committee that includes representatives from each school and from the community; and creating a course development series for faculty and their community partners."

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