CSL 100: Introduction to Community Engagement (3 credits)
An interdisciplinary introduction to community and civic engagement for students interested in preparing the groundwork for undertaking further experiential educational opportunities (eg, Internships, Study Abroad, CSL). Students work in teams to complete community projects while also learning basic skills in experiential learning.
Previous Syllabi: Winter 2010 Winter 2011 Fall 2011
CSL 300: Theory and Practice in Community Service-Learning (3 credits)
An in-depth exploration of theories and practices of civic engagement and community change for students who have already completed a course with a Community Service-Learning component or have substantial volunteer experience. Topics may include community engagement as a way of knowing, the political contexts of voluntarism, narratives of self and the social, concepts of community and citizenship, and community-based research methods.
Previous Syllabi: Winter 2006 Winter 2007 Winter 2008 Winter 2009 Winter 2010 Fall 2010 Winter 2012
CSL 350/360 and 550/560: Spring Immersion Course in Oil and Community (6 Credits)
Content varies from year to year, under the broad theme of community issues in an oil economy. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. This course may require payment of an additional miscellaneous fee. CSL 350 and 360 are co-requisites, and are designed to facilitate the delivery of immersion programs with a significant service-learning component. [NOTE: CSL 350/360 and 550/560 are general Topics courses that may also be offered with different content in other terms or years.]
Previous Syllabi: Spring 2007 Spring 2008 Spring 2009 Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012
CSL 480: Individual Study in Community Service-Learning
Individual directed study on topics for which no specific course is currently offered. Prerequisite: Consent of Community Service-Learning Director, and completion of a 3- credit course with a CSL component. CSL 480 provides students the opportunity to engage in focused study of either a specific organization/context or the theory of service-learning. Generally, these courses will include a community-based service-learning component, and can be taught by any interested instructor. Interested students can access the CSL 480 application form through the NEW CSL Portal.