The Community Service Learning (CSL) minor requires a minimum of six (6) courses, some of which students may take to fulfill their major, minor or general education requirements. In addition, 50 hours of volunteer service is required outside the classroom experiences.
Five (5) courses, approved by the CSL Director, taken from at least 3 disciplines using the following guidelines:
At least three (3) courses with with CSL designation. (This may include one internship or practicum, depending on the nature of the placement site.)
At least one course focusing on social issues. Examples include: Literature of Social Responsibility, Economics and the Family, African-American Literature, Colonial Latin American History, Urban Politics, Sociology of Urban Life.
The student may also include on theology or philosophy course
This interdisciplinary course combines readings, critical thinking and analysis, and community service as students are encouraged to explore the connections between ideas and experience. Students engaged in 45 hours of community service throughout the semester and pursue a research project of their choice. The culmination of the seminar is a research paper and a formal presentation.
Students must take part in a minimum of 50 hours of documented volunteer service not connected to class work. The Assumption College Reach Out Center coordinates volunteer opportunities throughout the Worcester area.