Intl Dev & Comm Outreach
The International Development and Community Outreach Service Learning course provides students with an overview of historical, political, and economic dynamics that impact global systems, inequalities, and developing countries. Students will work in teams on specific projects being implemented in specific communities by a partner NGO. Through readings, discussions and presentations, students will gain understanding of the systems and factors creating poverty and inequality in the world. Reflection activities range from individual to group exercises enabling students to better understand their relationship to the beneficiaries. The service component requires students to transfer their skills from their area of study and lead team projects identified by the partnering NGO in an iterative process.