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Course Descriptions


VOL 101: Introduction to Volunteerism

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

This course is designed to provide theoretical background to volunteerism and service learning. It will provide an historical overview of volunteerism in the United States. Students will explore service learning opportunities in a variety of service agencies in the community. This class is for members of the Community Scholars Program only. 1 credit hour

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

VOL 299: Service Learning

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of VOL 101
AND
-Community Scholar in good standing

As part of a service-learning experience, students volunteer at local non-profits for five hours each week, for a total of 70 hours a semester. Students may select volunteer sites/assignments based on their personal or career interests. Volunteer sites/assignments must meet program criteria and be approved prior to volunteering. Students are expected to volunteer as arranged and complete assigned work at the volunteer site and with the course. Students meet weekly in support of the volunteer experience. One absence a semester is permitted. May be repeated three times with different non-profits and/or volunteer assignment. 1 credit hour

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.