SPAN 480 satisfies the service-learning requirement for the Spanish and Portuguese Program at the University of Arizona. Students will participate in a service-learning activity in which s/he uses Spanish. This activity will address a need in our community, support our course objectives, involve a connection between the campus and the world around it, challenge students to be civically engaged, and involve structured student reflection.
Never before have I been in a class where it truly changed me.
Options include working in multicultural youth clubs and public schools, day care centers, emergency adolescent shelters, homeless shelters and food programs, centers for low-income elderly citizens, addiction treatment centers, community youth groups, programs for the mentally challenged, local food pantries, drop in centers for HIV positive individuals, and involvement in local Immigrant Assistance Program.
This weekly senior capstone seminar facilitates critical thinking and a deeper understanding of cultural diversity and citizenship as well as how to contribute to positive social change in our community.
The course fulfills the requirements of the University’s 100 percent Student Engagement Initiative.