December 1, 2018

Are Do Gooders Doing Good? Community-Based Leadership course for undergraduate students

The Carlson Center is recruiting students for a Community-Based Leadership course for undergraduate students during Winter Quarter!

GEN ST 344: Are Do Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement is ideal for students at any level who have experience with service and who are interested in exploring what it means to do good.

General Studies 344 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement; students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through personal and academic lenses, engage with ethical frameworks for community-based work, and learn from the experiences of local and historical community leaders. In addition to those perspectives, the course will draw upon current issues/events affecting various communities at large, as well as students’ involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.

The course has a required service-learning component; students are encouraged to utilize current service commitments toward this requirement, though individualized support will be offered to those looking for a service opportunity.  This is a three-credit course that is offered as credit/no credit. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:20PM.

Those interested in the course should email engage@uw.edu with questions and/or to request an add code.