IMPACT! is a service-learning RAP. Through this year-long program, you can learn how to make a positive impact on the larger community around UMass, and you can find a place for yourself as part of that community. (Gen.Ed SB, DU)
This course engages students in the practice of community engagement, including consideration of what constitutes appropriate and effective community service, and how to learn deeply from this experience. Each time it is offered, it is organized around a topic of public concern that draws on a variety of perspectives, and it places students with community organizations in service that relates directly to the course topic. Students therefore integrate academic learning with experiential learning. In preparing for community service, students will explore the course topic, and also explore what it may mean for them in their service to cross boundaries of race, ethnicity, class, or other strands of social identity. (Gen.Ed. SB, DU)
This course engages students in the practice of community engagement, including consideration of what constitutes appropriate and effective community service, and how to learn deeply from this experience. Each time it is offered, it is organized around a topic of public concern that draws on a variety of perspectives, and it places students with community organizations in service that relates directly to the course topic. Students therefore integrate academic learning with experiential learning. In preparing for community service, students will explore the course topic, and also explore what it may mean for them in their service to cross boundaries of race, ethnicity, class, or other strands of social identity. (Gen.Ed. SB, DU)
This course engages students in the practice of community engagement, including consideration of what constitutes appropriate and effective community service, and how to learn deeply from this experience. Each time it is offered, it is organized around a topic of public concern that draws on a variety of perspectives, and it places students with community organizations in service that relates directly to the course topic. Students therefore integrate academic learning with experiential learning. In preparing for community service, students will explore the course topic, and also explore what it may mean for them in their service to cross boundaries of race, ethnicity, class, or other strands of social identity. (Gen.Ed. SB, DU)
This course prepares students for the practice of community engagement and community-based learning, and is the first course students take for the Community Scholars Program (CSP), or as a foundation course for the Civic Engagement and Public Service Certificate. Students explore what constitutes appropriate, effective and reciprocal work with a community partner, and how best to integrate this experiential learning with academic learning. The course examines critical issues of social justice, civic leadership, advocacy/activism, social identity and/or other issues of public concern. Students collaborate with and/or are placed within a community organization that relates directly to the course topic. (Gen.Ed. SB, DU)
This course explores disability rights history and current topics such as effective community engagement, advocacy, self-advocacy, inclusion, social identities, policy, and the social dimensions of living with disabilities in the US today. Students, in small groups, participate in weekly service, engaging in enrichment and socialization activities with individuals living with disabilities, in collaboration with a local community partner (generally one evening/week). Additionally, one evening orientation session and three full-day weekend events are required. This a designated civic engagement course.
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