Course Summary
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21.5 weeks (65 hours) classroom-based plus 1700 hours over 10 months of service learning
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 non-profit leadership
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 6 internship in non-profit leadership


The course objective is to provide knowledge of the major elements of community-based service learning needed to successfully participate in and complete community service projects

Learning Outcomes:

  • describe the four components of the PARC service learning model - preparation, action, reflection, and celebration
  • determine what can be done individually and collectively to ensure learning takes place during community service projects
  • develop and take part in reflection activities that enhance critical thinking skills through the examination of service and community needs being met
  • apply the service learning component of each community service project ensuring that appropriate activities are successfully completed as part of project implementation.
  • explain community-based service learning and its integration into community service projects

General Course Topics:

  • Community-based service learning
  • The PARC service learning model
  • Developing a service learning plan
  • Project portfolio development
  • Structured reflection, project evaluation and debriefing
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Corporation for National and Community Service