Students participating in the Hawkeye Service Breaks will enroll in this academic course.

This course is an introduction to theoretical approaches to service learning and shared experiential learning. The class includes concepts of intersectionality of varied social and community issues, reflection and reciprocity, active citizenship and community building, practical implementation of skills from student's academic disciplines, and leadership development. This is a 10-week course that meets in person for 1 hour 15 minutes once per week in addition to a weekly online module that students must complete before class. Students will participate in the overnight service immersion experience from March 13-20, 2022 (spring break) in their designated team location as part of the course requirements. On the trip, students will complete approximately 24 total hours of direct service with nonprofit partners related to the team’s topic and participate in critical reflection each evening.

This is a 3 semester course that occurs every Spring Semester (LS:1024).