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(November 7, 2016) – University College and The Center for Civic Engagement announce a new course for Spring 2017. The UTSA Engage: A Service-Learning Experience a one credit hour course will be taught by Brian Halderman, LMSW, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement. Students with 30 or more credit hours are encouraged to take the course and can register on ASAP until December 31, 2016. To register use the course code UCS 2011.001.

Students enrolled in this course will be engaged in a minimum of 15 hours of pre-approved, unpaid service in a non-profit or public sector organization in the San Antonio region. Coupled with their service experience will be an online learning environment that will engage students in readings on the nature of service, community engagement, social issues prevalent in the region, and other prompts to engage students in critical thinking and reflection. The service must be performed within the semester that a student is registered. A student may not use another course requirement to complete this credit, it must be an independent experience.

Students will engage online in reflection on their community based experience, its current and future impact, and the implications for them and the community through writing of reflection journals and contributions to course discussions.

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