Nov 25, 2017
ALS 3210 - [Leadership and Global Service Learning - Post Fieldwork Course] (crosslisted) ILRIC 3210
Fall (seven-week session). 1 credit. Letter grades only.
Prerequisite: Student must have undertaken study abroad, fieldwork, research, internship or community engaged service-learning (in the US or in another country) or have been previously enrolled in ALS 3200 /ILRIC 3200 .
This post-field work course provides students who have participated in field study, service-learning, research or study abroad a forum for critical reflection on leadership, community-driven service, intercultural learning, power and privilege, and global citizenship. This course offers participants an opportunity to describe, analyze and communicate their learning through an examination of their field experience, selected readings and class discussions. Areas covered are personal values and ethics, professional norms and practices working with diverse communities and organizations, leadership, global citizenship and post-project research and writing activities aimed at continued learning and furthering social change. Post-field course activities include the development of skills in reflection and evaluation that communicate the value and learning that results from a cross-cultural and community-engaged learning experience. The course is intended for any student who has undertaken fieldwork (within the US or overseas) or study abroad. The course focuses on Critical Reflection, Intercultural Learning, Global Citizenship, Writing for Social Change, documentation and learning from experience in diverse contexts.
Outcome 1: Intercultural Learning: Contrast home and host culture dominant norms, behaviors, and assumptions.
• Identify and describe cultural assumptions that are enabling and limiting.
• Demonstrate understanding of self as a cultural being.
• Explore dimensions of community-building and development across difference.
Outcome 2: Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement.
• Examine the meaning of global citizenship.
• Describe, explain and develop civic leadership skills in diverse community settings and
Outcome 3: Critical Reflection: Students develop critical thinking skills by examining diverse perspectives on course topics and comparing these perspectives across cultures and through the lens of the host community.
• Assess the relevance of course content to host community perspectives and experiences.
• Communicate the relevance of disciplinary content, intercultural learning, and global civic
engagement strategies for host and home communities.
• Identify sources of learning during the course experience; assess the strengths and
weaknesses of those sources.
Outcome 4: Writing for individual learning and social change.
• Students describe, explain and communicate the meaning of their service, global civic
participation and/or fieldwork and examine diverse activities and media for fostering social
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