May 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

HONS-251 Social Diversity & Civic Engagement Lab

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016) Note: This course reserved for Honors students or by permission of Honors Coordinator. Co-requisite: HONS-250 .
Alternative Breaks have emerged as a popular form of service learining at colleges and universities. Students who enroll in this service learning lab must complete two Alternative Break weekends during Fall Semester or a weeklong Alternative Spring Break during Winter Semester. Completion of the curriculum-based Alternative Break(s) also fulfills the community service requirement for HONS-250 .

Course Outcomes
1. Develop collaboration, leadership development and problem solving skills for effective civic engagement at the Alternative Break location(s) 2. Prepare for service learning experiences during the Alternative Break(s) through diversity awareness, site education and research of relevant social issues 3. Practice human relations principles and skills (e.g. problem solving, ethical decision making) and document civic engagement activities during Alternative Break(s) 4. a) Complete two Alternative Break Weekends of community service (for Fall Semester courses only) or b) Complete an Alternative Spring Break of community service (for Winter Semester courses only) 5. Critically reflect upon, identify and articulate connections between academic learning and community service learning